BDL fines airline for delays, warns others

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  1. MSYgirl

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    The U.S. Department of Transportation has concluded their investigation into the tarmac delays at Bradley International Airport during a fall snowstorm nearly two years ago. Only one airline will pay a fine with several others receiving letters of warning.

    The storm crippled airports across the northeast nearly forcing 28 flights to divert to Bradley back on October 29, 2011. A DOT spokesman tells the Troubleshooters that only one airline, Jet Airways out of India, has been fined. Others, Including JetBlue and American Airlines, were sent letters of warning.

    The longest tarmac delay was a JetBlue flight, in which passengers were stuck for nearly eight hours before the plane was allowed to pull up to a gate and let people off. The only airline to be fined, Jet Airways, was given a $10,000 penalty for a under reporting their tarmac delay by 34 minutes.

    The results of the inquiry are troubling for U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal who sits on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
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    Senator Blumenthal was the former Connecticut State Attorney General, so there's no surprise to see his name mentioned in this article.;)

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