Air Travel: Downside To the Holidays
News from Consumer Affairs:

Various press reports and passenger accounts indicate the early, pre-Halloween snowstorm that socked the East Coast over the weekend took its toll on air travelers. Some New York area-bound flights were diverted to Hartford Conn., where jets from at least two airlines – JetBlue and American — spent several hours on the tarmac.

ABC News reports the pilot of JetBlue Flight 504 asked local authorities for help as his plane and passengers were stranded for seven hours.

The strandings are almost certain to come under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, since new rules call for fines of $ 27,500 per passenger when planes are stranded on a tarmac for longer than three hours.

Harsh reminder

This past weekend’s incident comes as a harsh reminder of the variables of air trave…………… continues on Consumer Affairs
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