London Heathrow Airport slots, the key issue when American Airlines and British Airways applied unsuccessfully for antitrust immunity five years ago, remains the key issue this year in their second try. Despite heavy pressure to work out an immunity deal quickly, the Heathrow problem isn't getting any easier. As before, immunity will depend on negotiation by the U.S. and the U.K. of an open skies aviation agreement to replace the current restrictive pact. For lack of open skies, the ...

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