FFOCUS' thoughts on the new DOT 3 hour tarmac rule.

FFOCUS is cautiously optimistic about the DOT's newly announced rule requiring US airlines to allow passengers to disembark after 3 hours on the tarmac. While we had hoped that the airlines would have adopted some proactive measures on their own, we hope this action motivates airlines to make those changes so that incidents like this are few and far between. We remain concerned, however, that by focusing on adherence to this new rule new problems will arise which will further inconvenience airline customers and add unecessary cost and complexity to airline operations.