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Archive for November 21st, 2009

Waiting on the DOT

Back in August, US Airways announced a slot swap with Delta Air Lines. US Airways would get 42 set of slots at Washington DC’s Reagan National Airport plus certain international rights while Delta would get 125 set slots plus gate space at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport. The effective date for the swap was suppose to be mid-February. It likely would also have some impacts here in CLT, which is, after all, US Airways’ biggest hub.

You might have noticed that it’s now the middle of November. The leaves are (mostly) off the trees. Thanksgiving is on Thursday. And yet neither US Airways nor Delta have so far released flight schedules that reflect the slot swap. Why? Because the government hasn’t approved it yet… Nothing like bureaucrats at ‘work.’

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