Did the federal government just kill tarmac delays?
That's a question a lot of airline observers may be asking themselves after today's DOT report (PDF) that there was just one tarmac delay exceeding three hours in August 2010.
In part two of their interview with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Christopher Elliott and Charlie Leocha explore the new tarmac-delay restrictions for airlines and pending rules for the disclosure of surcharges, such as baggage fees, that have spread through the airline industry.
Spirit Airlines' decision to begin charging passengers for carry-on luggage -- and lowering some fares to a penny -- has caught the attention of the federal government, as many predicted it would. In part one of our exclusive interview with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, we talk about fees, consumer protection and the future of airline service
First, the good news: The government this morning announced that the number of overall traffic fatalities reported at the end of 2009 reached the lowest level since 1954, a new record.
Attention, air travelers: The government has your back.
Hilarious interview with Ray LaHood on The Daily Show.