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FAA: Changes coming to prevent tarmac delays

Administration officials promised Wednesday to make changes before the Christmas travel season in an effort to prevent airline passengers from suffering the nightmare of being trapped for hours on a tarmac. Full story

Airline passengers can't win on tarmac delays

Sometimes it seems like airline passengers just can't win: The government cracks down on airlines that keep people cooped up on planes that sit on airport tarmacs for endless hours, and carriers respond by canceling more flights to avoid hefty fines. Full story

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A person sleeps on the floor of Terminal 4 as Iberia's airplanes are parked on the tarmac during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, at Madrid's Barajas airport November 14, 2012. Spanish and Portuguese workers are staging the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesd

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A staff walks under the tail of an Iberia airplane on the tarmac at Madrid's Barajas airport November 9, 2012. British Airways owner IAG will axe almost a quarter of Iberia's workforce and cut capacity to save the loss-making Spanish flag carrier and restore group profitability. REUTERS/Sergio Pere

Staff stand under an Iberia airplane parked on the tarmac at Madrid's Barajas airport
Staff stand under an Iberia airplane parked on the tarmac at Madrid's Barajas airport

Staff stand under an Iberia airplane parked on the tarmac at Madrid's Barajas airport November 9, 2012. British Airways owner IAG will axe almost a quarter of Iberia's workforce and cut capacity to save the loss-making Spanish flag carrier and restore group profitability. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAI

Iberia airplanes are parked on the tarmac at Madrid's Barajas airport
Iberia airplanes are parked on the tarmac at Madrid's Barajas airport

Iberia airplanes are parked on the tarmac at Madrid's Barajas airport November 9, 2012. British Airways owner IAG will axe almost a quarter of Iberia's workforce and cut capacity to save the loss-making Spanish flag carrier and restore group profitability. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: TRANSP