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US airlines throwing stones from glass hangars

Reynolds Holding 

Reynolds Holding United, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines want trade deals changed, arguing that government subsidies give Gulf rivals an unfair edge. That's rich, considering the bailouts, antitrust exemptions and other goodies the three have received over the years. The turbulence arose over so-called Open Skies agreements, which permit US and foreign airlines to serve each other's home market. Qatar and the United Arab Emirates breached their deals, the American carriers claim, by giving Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways more that $40 billion in tax breaks, airport freebies and ...

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First Published: Sun, March 01 2015. 22:31 IST
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