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United Airlines fined $1.9 million for long ground delays

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United Airlines was penalized $1.9 million for 25 flights in which the plane lingered on the ground for many hours, the government’s highest charge for such protracted delays.

According to the Transportation Department, the instances occurred between December 2015 andUnited Airlines has been fined $1.9 million for 25 flights in which the plane lingered on the ground for many hours, the government’s heaviest fine for such extended delays.

According to the Transportation Department, the events occurred between December 2015 and February of this year. According to the government, almost 3,200 passengers were stranded on planes with no opportunity to disembark.

In a consent order, United stated that the majority of the delays were due to diversions induced by bad weather, at a time when the airline is focused on ensuring that planes land safely. The airline stated that it was a small percentage of the almost 8 million flights conducted by United and its United Express affiliates over the five-year period of the violations.

The greatest delay happened in April 2016, when an international flight headed for Houston was rerouted to New Orleans. According to a consent order, passengers were only allowed to deplane after pilots exceeded their permissible working day and had to be replaced with another crew.


On the same day in April 2019, a snow blizzard snarled Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, forcing planes to divert to Dane County Regional Airport in Wisconsin.

This year’s February. According to the government, almost 3,200 passengers were stranded on planes with no opportunity to disembark.

In a consent order, United stated that the majority of the delays were due to diversions induced by bad weather, at a time when the airline is focused on ensuring that planes land safely. The airline stated that it was a small percentage of the almost 8 million flights conducted by United and its United Express affiliates over the five-year period of the violations.

Source: USA Today


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