If the airlines weren't the worst-managed business in America, they'd plan how NOT to have passengers stranded for three hours. It would be a big concern to them.
They would be upset that this was making their customers unhappy.
It would be a concern to have a plane sitting on the tarmac for three hours, not earning any money, getting later and later for all of that aircraft's subsequent scheduled trips.
They'd have dealt with this themselves, long ago, and the issue wouldn't have even arisen, You wouldn't have to have a regulation about it, the airlines would not tolerate it because it costs them too much money. But it is the worst-managed business in America, if not the whole world, and it is run by Homer Simpson compatriots, "doh!"
They do manage to always avoid profitability, good relations with their employees, having any happy customers or earning any money for their stockholders.
Instead, you have to hit them over the head with a hammer -- hey, if you keep stranding people for hours, it'll cost you millions. So stop doing it. Get it? Stupid?
But I wouldn't worry about what these two say, they're both industry shills sent here a couple months before t-flyer or I even knew this forum existed They're both here to try to make it look like most people aren't really furious with the airlines. They both posted their messages ON April 29, the day that the regulation took effect, so they couldn't have seen any of the bad consequences they describe. QuitURwhining and NERoadWarrior really are both company shills.