The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has stated that Caribbean Airlines (CAL), a carrier based in Trinidad and Tobago, violated federal rules last August by not providing passengers with an opportunity to leave a plane that was delayed on the tarmac at New York’s JFK Airport for more than four hours.  In addition, the carrier failed to provide customers with food and water until almost four hours after the plane left the gate during the tarmac delay.  DOT fined Caribbean Airlines $100,000 and ordered the carrier to cease and desist from further violations. “Passengers have rights when they fly,

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