Articles tagged “slots”

Airlines

Why Airlines Don’t Want to Fly ‘Ghost Flights’ Into European Airports This Winter

In a pandemic, with few people flying, you might think it would be bad business to fly empty airplanes to squat on airport slots. But if that's what is required for airlines to keep access to key airports, they'll probably do it.

Why Airlines Don’t Want to Fly ‘Ghost Flights’ Into European Airports This Winter

Airlines

Delta Wants to Bid for D.C. and Dallas Slots Reserved for Low-Cost Carriers

Greedy, greedy, greedy. Keeping the bidding to low-cost carriers would indeed inject some competition into airports where it is at times sorely lacking, as well as protect consumers that the U.S. Justice Department said it was looking out for in the American/US Air lawsuit.

Airlines

Southwest Wants the New American’s Washington-Reagan Slots

The last time slots opened up at LaGuardia, Southwest wasn't a successful bidder. If DCA slots open up, and LaGuardia slots again become available, you can expect Southwest to go all in.

Southwest Wants the New American’s Washington-Reagan Slots

Airlines

American Airlines-US Airways merger: Lawmakers oppose slot divestitures

Does one sniff a big US Airways-American Airlines lobbying effort under way? Although the merger would enhance the new American Airlines' dominant position at Reagan National, lawmakers obviously don't want to mess with their flights home. Shocking (not).

American Airlines-US Airways merger: Lawmakers oppose slot divestitures

Airlines

Incoming American Air CEO Isn’t Happy About JetBlue’s D.C. Moves

Rant or not, the new American Airlines will likely have to give some ground on its DCA slot-pair dominance.

Airlines

JetBlue demands the new American Airlines divest slots with merger

Parker's argument that if the new American were required to divest slots at DCA, then it would divest slots serving small communities is nice spin, but that wouldn't fly with the DOJ.

JetBlue demands the new American Airlines divest slots with merger

Airlines

Southwest Airlines looking for more slots at Reagan National Airport

Granting Southwest more slots at Reagan National for service to Houston Hobby Airport would benefit consumers because it would likely lower fares.