Virgin Airlines fined $50K for tarmac delay

Virgin Airlines fined $50K for tarmac delay

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Last July, hundreds of people sat on a plane at O'Hare for more than 2 hours, going nowhere. This week, Virgin America paid for it.

The Department of Transportation fined Virgin Airlines $55,000 for keeping passengers on the plane, without telling them they had the right to get off.

These kinds of tarmac delay fines are rare, though. Only 3 other airlines were fined for violating the rules.

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