Commentary

How the airline subsidy fight will affect your next flight

When the Big Three US airlines — American, Delta and United — claim that foreign carriers are being improperly subsidized and that treaties negotiated over the past two-plus decades need to be revoked or renegotiated, the American public needs to be wary.

Believe the airlines at one’s peril when they inform passengers that the frequent flier programs are being “improved,” or seats are being squeezed together with less legroom, “because of passenger demand.”
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