The Most Hypocritical Complaint About Airline Subsidies… EVER

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    As most of you probably know by now, there’s a battle going on between the “big three” US airlines and the “big three” Middle Eastern carriers. I’ve shared my thoughts about why the US carriers can’t compete with the Gulf carriers under the current system. And I think the US carriers are right for expressing their grievances, regardless of whether anything comes of it or not. That being said, unfortunately the political action committees the US carriers are using to make their case are so beyond juvenile that this is just getting laughable. So far: -- Delta's CEO linked the "big three" Gulf carriers to terrorism -- When Emirates announced their new Dubai to Orlando route, "Americans For Fair Skies" put out a statement which read like a middle school smear campaign -- "Americans For Fair Skies" put out a press release attacking the US Travel Association for "supporting" the Middle Eastern carriers, yet somehow they give American Airlines a pass, despite the fact that they partner with both Etihad and Qatar The post The Most Hypocritical Complaint About Airline Subsidies… EVER appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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