Summary: American Airlines, Continental, Northwest and United are all lobbying hard for a single new daily flight to China that the Dept. of Transportation is opening up next year. With international routes the most profitable for the carriers and demand for China travel on the rise, the airlines are making their cases aggressively via civic groups, ads and politicians. The DOT will examine departure sites, among other factors: United proposes leaving from Washington D.C.; Northwest from Detroit; American from Dallas; Continental from Newark, NJ. Full WSJ article >
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