Delta to DOT: We Don’t Want US Carriers to Be Allowed to Compete, Either

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    Cranky Flier had a great piece on the Department of Transportation’s ruling on Delta’s Seattle – Tokyo Haneda flight. There are a limited number of permissible flights between the US and Tokyo’s close-in airports. One of the slots is currently held by Delta for Seattle service, but it was hugely unprofitable so Delta has just been sitting on the route. Delta didn't really fly it, so American filed to take it away. The DOT sided with Delta, but on the condition they actually operate the route. Now Delta has filed an argument claiming they shouldn't have to actually provide service to customers in order to have the exclusive right to provide service to customers... Continue reading Delta to DOT: We Don’t Want US Carriers to Be Allowed to Compete, Either...

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