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  1. I can just imagine Delta arguing that a foreign owned airline required by law to hire only US citizens poses a threat to US airline jobs.

  2. @Gary, Are US airports capacity challenged because of a lack of gates or a lack of available takeoff and landing slots? If the former, wouldn’t bus gates be a way to increase capacity?

  3. ” access to gates at congested airports” If the airport is that congested, either bid for gates, or fly to a non-congested secondary airport. Not every airline needs to fly to LAX or JFK

  4. Congrats to Congressman Brat! The only way we can bring a semblance of sanity to flying, i.e., competition, choice, etc., is to encourage the introduction of competent foreign airlines to serve U.S. routes. When we look at the despicable devolution of flying with U.S. legacy carriers, what they need is a good shot of B12 in their corporate HQ!

  5. “Such carriers would be prohibited from hiring temporary visa holders, a provision that Kronzer said would make sure they aren’t shipping in cheap labor.” Now that is really rich. To placate a country whose companies import H1-B employees to escape higher wages, or better yet, shift everything overseas to escape both wages and taxes. American exceptionalism at it’s finest.

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