Flight Delay Posting Delayed Until Summer

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The Department of Transportation extends by 60 days, until June 29, the date by which major airlines must post flight delay information on their Web sites.

     Flight delay posting is required by a provision of the Transportation Department rule entitled “Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections,” issued December 30, to protect consumers from flights so continually late that the department considers their advertisement fraudulent.
     The rule requires the airlines to publish: the percentage of arrivals that were within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival time; the percentage of arrivals that were more than 30 minutes late (including special highlighting if the flight was late more than 50 percent of the time); and the percentage of flight cancellations if 5 percent or more of the flight’s operations were canceled in the month covered.
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