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Old Apr 26, 16, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by mnbp View Post
The problem with Longboat's argument is that it considers half of the equation. The US gets to allocate 5 routes, and Japan gets to allocate 5 routes. DOT will consider the effect of the Japanese route allocations when making their decision, since both UA and AA have anti-trust-immunized joint venture (ATI JV) partnerships with Japanese carriers holding 5 route authorities.
That's the advantage, maybe by design, of the USA making its decisions later and having a longer process.
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