American Eagle Fined $900,000 for Treatment of Passengers

The U.S. Department of Transportation is fining American Eagle $900,000.

The department is fining the American Airline affiliate for keeping the passengers of 15 flights on the tarmac at O'Hare Airport in Chicago for more than three hours.

American Eagle says the delays were because of airport congestion. They said they apologized and offered travel vouchers to the passengers.

American Eagle is the only airline to fly out of Wichita Falls Municipal Airport.

The fine is a sign from the Transportation Department that similar behavior and treatment of passengers will not be tolerated as the busy travel season approaches.