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Flight Delays

On-Time Performance Disclosure and Tarmac Delays

A compilation of rules, guidance, enforcement orders and publications on flight delays, on-time performance disclosure and tarmac delays.

Rules and Guidance

Name Document
P.L. 112-95: Filing tarmac delay contingency plans with DOT  

- Text of P.L. 112-95

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- February 24, 2012 DOT implementing notice

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- List of carriers with 30 or more seats that must submit tarmac delay plans to DOT

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14 CFR Part 234 (prior to April 2011 amendment) View Rule


Name Date Document
Frequently Asked Questions    
Consumer Rule I 12/30/09 [HOLD]
Consumer Rule II 04/25/11 [HOLD]

Enforcement Orders

Name Order No.   Document
Southwest Airlines Co. 2015-1-10   View PDF
China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd. 2014-11-14   View PDF
Air Canada rouge 2014-10-23   View PDF
Air Europa 2014-5-5   View PDF
British Airways PLC 2014-4-8   View PDF
Qantas Airways Limited 2014-1-11   View PDF
VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. d/b/a GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes 2013-11-23   View PDF
Alaska Airlines, Inc. 2013-11-17   View PDF
United Airlines, Inc. 2013-10-13   View PDF
Avianca 2013-8-9   View PDF
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. 2013-7-18   View PDF
Air China Limited 2013-5-3   View PDF
Caribbean Airlines Limited 2013-3-15   View PDF
United Air Lines, Inc. 2013-2-9   View PDF
Virgin America Inc.                               2012-12-20   View PDF
Copa Airlines, Inc. 2012-12-18   View PDF
Pakistan International Airlines Corporation 2012-9-21   View PDF
JetBlue Airways Corporation 2012-8-25   View PDF
Air India 2012-5-4   View PDF
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. 2011-11-13   View PDF
Frontier Airlines, Inc. 2011-6-10   View PDF
AirTran Airways, Inc. 2011-4-2   View PDF
Southwest Airlines Co. 2011-3-20   View PDF
United Air Lines, Inc. 2010-9-22   View PDF
Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. 2010-9-11   View PDF
ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. 2009-11-18   View PDF
Continental Airlines, Inc. 2009-11-17   View PDF
Mesaba Airlines 2009-11-16   View PDF
US Airways, Inc. 2008-4-4   View PDF
Delta Air Lines, Inc. 2007-11-6   View PDF
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. 2007-10-5   View PDF
JetBlue Airways Corp. 2007-10-4   View PDF


Name Document
Analysis of Impact of Tarmac Delay Rule
Coping with Flight Delays View PDF
Development of Contingency Plans for Lengthy On-Board Ground Delays View PDF


Updated: Tuesday, February 24, 2015