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"Government Takes Action Regarding Delayed Flights"
September 28, 2007
Following what was reported as being the “worst summer of airline delays”, President Bush and transportation officials met to discuss a plan to reduce delays in the nation's airspaces, starting with New York.
Meeting for a Resolution
According to reports, White House officials are considering capping the number of flights as one of their options to resolve the problem.
They are also considering charging higher fees to airlines that are landing at the busiest times in the day.
Another option discussed in the meeting was implementing rules that would require the airlines to provide passengers with more information regarding delayed flights and even compensating them when they are bumped from flights.
“We've got a problem, we understand that there's a problem, and we're going to address the problem,” says President Bush.
Caring for the Passengers
During the meeting, President Bush also stated that airlines need to start treating their passengers better.
“There's a lot of anger amongst our citizens about the fact that, you know, they're just not being treated right,” said Mr. Bush.
The White House has warned airline companies that if they don't voluntarily reduce the amount of congestion occurring at airports, then they will step in and act on their own.
Airlines Not Acting
Reports claim that airlines have been unable and somewhat unwilling to solve the congestion problems at some of the main airports throughout the country.
Mary E. Peters, the secretary of transportation, says that the only alternative might be to “return to the days of government-regulated flights and limited competition.”
Government officials say that one way or the other, the problem will be resolved by next summer.
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