Airline delays drop dramatically from last year

Not only are airline’s trying to make their premier classes as comfortable as possible, but they are also working to make sure that flights leave the tarmac on time.

According to Bloomberg News, only three flights remained on the tarmac for more than three hours in June, down from 268 a year ago. Partially due to a recent U.S. ruling that fines carriers for staying on the tarmac for extended periods of time, it is also believed that the airline industry is working harder to try to get flights off the ground faster.

“This is extremely positive news for consumers,” Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition, said to the news source. “Airlines have surprised everyone in their ability to respond to this rule in short order.”

The new rule took effect on April 29 and imposes fines as high as $27,500 for each customer when a carrier fails to leave the tarmac three hours after boarding, according to the news source. So the next time you decide to fly premier class from a U.S. location, rest assured that your flight will most likely leave on timeADNFCR-3467-ID-19924240-ADNFCR


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