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Don't Feel Sorry for the Airlines -- 3/19/2020

posted Mar 19, 2020, 3:51 PM by MoCo Quiet Skies   [ updated Jun 14, 2020, 2:52 PM ]

This opinion piece "Don't Feel Sorry for the Airlines,"  focuses heavily on the business practices of American Airlines, which is the major carrier at DCA.  It's worth a read. 

 The author traces how the airlines in general and American in particular have been reaping (and mismanaging) huge profits while treating their employees and customers ever more poorly.  He argues that any potential bailout of the industry should be conditioned on changing the airlines' anti-competitive advantage and their fundamental business model. 

 We couldn't agree more, and we'll be conveying to our Congressional delegation our opinion that -- if a bailout for the airline industry is ever to be considered -- the communities over which they fly must once and for all be better protected.