The smoldering debate over airline competition in the U.S. is heating up fast, courtesy of former Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater. Last week, in a policy address in New York just four days before the curtain came down on the Clinton Administration, Slater encouraged his successor-designate--Norman Mineta--to use the Transportation Dept.'s (DOT's) authority to promote competition more aggressively. Unfair practices aimed at eliminating or reducing competition, ...


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