Tens of thousands of people visited Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, and most of them flew in.

For Sean Kennedy, a lobbyist and senior vice president at Airlines for America, the airline industry trade organization, this is a good place to start a conversation as he buttonholes key convention participants to promote the industry and its causes. Kennedy, it should be said, is not shy, and this is probably among the most important prerequisites to be an effective lobbyist.

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