If you are keeping score of political brinkmanship in Washington over FAA funding—which appears to have simultaneous games being played at different levels—it can be hard to determine who is winning and who is losing. Or, perhaps more accurately, it is hard to tell who is losing the most. The game started as U.S. airports versus airlines, although they are oddly aiming at the same goal—an efficient and modern national airspace system—from two different sides of the field. Airports want ...

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