AIRLINES: A Frequent Non-Flyer Plan

A Frequent Non-Flyer Plan

"We are going to do something about all this, and I mean now!" So said a determined Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole last week as she complained about an old, exasperating problem in the airline industry: frequent flight delays. At Dole's request and with the promise of immunity from antitrust prosecution, representatives of 45 airlines met for four days in the ballroom of Washington's Westin Hotel. They proceeded to rewrite the summer flight schedules at sorely congested airports serving five major cities: Chicago, Philadelphia, Newark, Dallas and Atlanta. At Newark airport, for example, the airlines moved 13 of the 57 scheduled arrivals...

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