Airlines warn of possibility of having to move passengers to foreign carriers

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    http://thehill.com/blogs/transporta...having-to-feed-passengers-to-foreign-carriers

    Without Congress leveling the playing field between U.S. and foreign airlines, international passengers may be moved to flights on other nations' airlines, the advocacy group for U.S. air carriers told lawmakers Wednesday.

    Airlines for America president Nicholas Calio told lawmakers that they should adopt a set of provisions to reduce taxes and regulation on U.S. airlines to ensure that they can keep up with competing airlines that are based in other countries.

    If they don't, he said, the solution from the U.S. airlines could be to cede international routes, and the business they generate, to foreign competitors.

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    Has Congress hear of open skies?
     
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    I find taxes and fees are MUCH higher outside the US...of course, with APD in the UK and crazy YQ, it's hard to miss.
     

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