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A more accurate title for a recent piece in the Washington Examiner titled “The first step to fixing busy airports this summer” would be “Higher taxes for anyone who flies.” The reality is airports are looking to make air travel more expensive for everyone who flies even though the coffers are already full. Airport executives […]
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Today the Department of Transportation announced $779 million worth of federal taxpayer grants to fund airport projects across the country.  And there is plenty more to come as, Congress authorized airports to receive $3.35 billion from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and another $500 million from the general fund in 2019 for airport infrastructure. Lawmakers have […]
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On Earth Day we’re all reminded just how important it is for everyone to do their part to create a cleaner, greener future. It’s a mission that America’s airlines are fulfilling every day of the year. A comprehensive approach is needed to address climate issues, and airlines have set an ambitious and innovative course so […]
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Throughout aviation history, women have made their mark on the skies, propelling the industry forward and inspiring girls to continually reach for their dreams. From self-taught inventor E. Lillian Todd to pilots like Amelia Earhart and Helen Richey, women have been pioneers in aviation and role models for girls around the world who dream of […]
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With Christmas and the New Year upon us in just a few short days, there’s a good chance you’ll be flying with the U.S. airlines in the next few weeks, with pecan pies and presents in tow. And with nearly 46 million air travelers this holiday season, you may be worried about facing long lines […]
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The holidays are upon us, which means Santa and his workshop of elves are busy putting the finishing touches on gifts for all the good boys and girls this year. But the North Pole isn’t the only place working overtime to get your gifts to you by Christmas morning. This time of year, U.S. carriers […]
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Over the course of the Thanksgiving holiday, more than 30 million passengers will take to the skies. That means more than 30 million people will be traveling through our nation’s airports. It shouldn’t really be a surprise that we’re seeing record travel. With airfares reaching historic lows, air travel has become one of the most […]
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It was on this date – October 24 – in 1978, when President Carter signed the bipartisan Airline Deregulation Act into law. That legislative accomplishment was a victory not just for Washington, Congress and the administration – it also was a victory for consumers. That landmark act ushered in a new period of competition, accessibility […]
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Below is Part Two of our series on how the Airline Deregulation Act came to be. To read Part One, click here. Momentum began to build around airline deregulation due in large part to hearings that Sen. Edward Kennedy called. But like any major piece of legislation, a number of things needed to fall into […]
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This October marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the bipartisan Airline Deregulation Act. All Americans who fly experience the benefits of that landmark legislation today. So how did the measure pass with overwhelming bipartisan support? And how has the bill opened the doors to the accessible age of air travel we know today? […]
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