Although some of the niche carriers filing for extraordinary-circumstances exemptions say slots are too expensive to buy, America West told DOT Friday they are "not available at any price from existing slot holders" at New York LaGuardia and Chicago O'Hare. The major carrier joins far smaller airlines, including AirTran, Spirit, PanAm/Carnival and Reno Air, seeking slot transfers without cost at high-density airports (DAILY, Oct. 6). It wants to expand its Phoenix-O'Hare and ...


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