With a view to protecting fliers interests, reducing ground congestion and laying down the law, the three-hour rule will begin to take effect on 29th April at all major airports. Thus begins the fight of the airlines protecting their right to hold passengers hostage versus the FAA’s no-nonsense policy on tarmac delays. It is really good to see the FAA being strict and impartial.
The image above perfectly summarizes the situation over the last year and underscores the need for the three-hour rule. With many major airlines seeking exemption from the rule, the saga will be stretched away from the tarmacs as well.