And for the Atlanta to Portland, Maine flight on the same day, evidence "indicates that Delta provided only water to the passengers onboard before the tarmac delay exceeded two hours."
The carrier responded that passengers were not kept on the tarmac for more than three hours without the opportunity to get off the plane for any of the four flights.
However, Delta said it "acknowledges and regrets that the manner of distribution of snacks was not ideal." The airline consented to the cease-and-desist order and the $90,000 fine.
FROM THE AJC ARCHIVES:
DOT gives guidance for tarmac delays
Delta flights mostly on-time, but Orlando tarmac delay marred one flight