Sunday, July 13, 2014
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US Airways, Delta try again on slots swap

This story, about US Airways and Delta swapping some of their slots at Washington Reagan National and New York LaGuardia airports, was a brief in print today. This short article from the trade paper Business Travel News has some additional information. Read te BTN story at this link ...

US Airways, Delta try again on slots swap

This story, about US Airways and Delta swapping some of their slots at Washington Reagan National and New York LaGuardia airports, was a brief in print today. This short article from the trade paper Business Travel News has some additional information. Read te BTN story at this link ...  

The gist of all the plans and proposals: The big carriers want to retain as much frequency and thus market clout as they can, by controlling most of the slots, at the respective airports, DCA for US Airways and LGA for Delta. The more slots they have, the harder it is for AirTran-Southwest, JetBlue, Frontier and the occasional other carrier to have the frequency to seriously challenge the bigger guys for business travelers, or to lower fares as much as some of the other carriers would like.

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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