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  1. AS
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    The government unfortunately had no choice but to act. The airlines have been promising to fix the problem of passenger stranding for years, and have not taken substantive action.

    Also, I’m not sure what you have against the concept of slots – it is an effective way to avoid delays. Airlines overschedule banks of flights over airport capacity intentionally and know that not all flights will leave on time, on a good day. Slots work, they avoid overscheduling on normal days.

    On bad days, airlines will now be obligated to have a contingency plan and provide basic services to customers. That’s not a bad thing. It’s not perfect but given the airlines have had something like 10 years to deal with this, and nothing in today’s rule was a surprise, it’s hard to call this a bad move.

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