Government fines Delta regional carrier $10,000 for fudging tarmac delay numbers

Looks as if Pinnacle Airlines, a regional carrier for Delta Air Lines, may be the first carrier to run afoul of the government’s new three-hour rule for tarmac delays.

The Transportation Department yesterday announced it had fined Pinnacle $10,000 for failure to report accurate on-time performance information to the government.

The specifics are in the consent order (PDF).
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