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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. While you enjoy making snarky comments about foreign airline subsidies, the reality is that the US airlines aren’t going to complain about subsidies that merely keep failing airlines afloat — which is pretty much the case in ALL subsidy situations not involving Middle East airlines — but will complain when those subsidies are used to aggressively “conquer” the aviation world. Like if Malaysia Airlines turnaround plan involved flying 12 new daily subsidized flights to the USA (the reality, of course, is that Malaysia ended all its USA service due to losses), the USA airlines would complain. That’s why they’re complaining about the Mideast airlines.

    This is, of course, nothing more than common sense.

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