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Old May 15, 16, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Fanjet View Post
Nope. The DOT is only concerned about the benefit to the American traveler. It isn't even concerned about the benefit to an airline. And the "local economic impact" concern is the domain of the local civic leaders and Chamber of Commerce. Not the DOT.
So in other words, then the local governments should be lobbying DOT to take a more rational stance and consider the economic impact to the US (where obviously bringing high-spending travelers to the US actually has a positive impact, while sending Americans away has at best zero, if not net negative, impact).
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