Weekend survey: Whose landing slots are they, anyway?

Takeoff and landing slots may sound like a pie-in-the-sky concept, but they are not. A slot is the rough equivalent of a business license — it is the right to take off and land an an airport.

But who do the slots belong to? I ask because US Airways and Delta Air Lines are asking federal regulators to re-evaluate a ruling that made the airlines drop a planned slot swap in New York and Washington. The airlines think they should reconsider the move after Southwest and AirTran announced a merger.

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What do you think? Should slots be allocated based on what’s best for passengers? Or airlines? Or is it a little bit of both?

Here’s a link to the poll.

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