Airlines took their financial plight and proposals to relieve it to Capitol Hill last week, but they face heavy odds against action in the waning days of the 107th Congress. CEOs Leo Mullin of Delta Air Lines, Donald Carty of American and Richard Anderson of Northwest, representing full-service, hub-and-spoke airlines, presented a seven-point Air Transport Assn. (ATA) program centered on relieving carriers of current security costs. Joseph Leonard, CEO of AirTran Airways, representing ...

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