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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: American Eagle , the regional airline hit hard today by the FAA . A $900,000 fine for stranding more than 600 passengers in all on the tarmac last May when bad weather at O'Hare stranded passengers for hours on 15 separate flights. These new fines are meant to deter airlines from keeping passengers stuck on the planes, but the new rules have also led to an increase in flights that are just canceled altogether.