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Airlines complain about administration's pro-customer moves

Airline executives, led by US Airways' CEO Doug Parker, are unhappy that the Obama administration has moved aggressively to protect customers from the industry's worst habits -- things like stranding planeloads of people on airport tarmacs for hours. Don't you realize, the airlines say, that we're still fragile flowers that could implode if the government doesn't get off our backs? Here's a good read on the complaints.

Airlines complain about administration's pro-customer moves

Airline executives, led by US Airways' CEO Doug Parker, are unhappy that the Obama administration has moved aggressively to protect customers from the industry's worst habits -- things like stranding planeloads of people on airport tarmacs for hours. Don't you realize, the airlines say, that we're still fragile flowers that could implode if the government doesn't get off our backs? Here's a good read on the complaints.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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