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Old Feb 9, 10, 2:54 pm
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iahphx
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Post The US/DL LGA slot swap [Master Thread]

Well, SOMETHING seems to have happened with DL and US's DCA-LGA swap application, but good luck figuring it out from this article. It seems like the gov't wants them to sell some slots to foster "more competition."

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/DOT-De....html?x=0&.v=2

I know the Obama administration looks at big business as a "necessary evil," but it's not rocket science to conclude that both DL and US aren't the healthiest corporations in America. They each lose hundreds of millions of dollars when times get tough. Isn't it better to make them each a little stronger than "foster more competition"? I guess the airline unions -- who would obviously benefit from their companies getting stronger -- don't have much pull with Obama (or perhaps don't appreciate the value of their employers being profitable).

I guess we'll see what the actual ruling is, and what the response is.
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