This week’s featured link:
Final Order: Joint Application of DELTA AIR LINES, INC., AEROVIAS DE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V. Under 49 U.S.C. §§ 41308 and 41309 for Approval of and Antitrust Immunity for Alliance Agreements – Regulations.gov
The Department of Transportation has finalized its order that if Delta and Aeromexico want an immunized joint venture, they’ll have to give up 4 slot pairs at JFK, 24 slot pairs in Mexico City, and on top of that it’ll only be valid for 5 years. Those are some pretty steep conditions (and the Mexican government wasn’t too pleased). Now we wait to see if the airlines are really willing to accept this. It seems like it would be very hard justify such a giveback.
Two for the road:
WestJet Christmas Miracle: Fort McMurray Strong – YouTube
Oh WestJet, you guys are just so good at this. Another great Christmas surprise from the kings. Watch it here:
FAA declines to allow cranes at Inglewood construction site – NBC Sports
Apparently the Rams’ inability to play like a professional football team has others looking to take advantage of the vulnerability. The FAA is stepping up and getting ready to throw down over construction of the new stadium for the team.