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Drops in travel from the Middle East to U.S. hurt high-end markets

by Reema Khrais Apr 19, 2017
Emirates, the biggest airline in the Middle East, is cutting back on flights to the United States in five of its 12 destinations. The air carrier said demand has dropped steeply since President Trump’s restrictions on entry from Muslim-majority countries. And…

Trump plan to privatize the FAA faces familiar foes

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Opponents say small, rural airports and towns would be hurt economically.
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What United could have done differently

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