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.

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