US Dept. of Transportation said it will "work with carriers" to implement voluntary reductions in scheduled operations at New York LaGuardia to 71 per hr. from the current 75 during next year's summer schedule. "We want to use every tool at our disposal to help passengers stuck with this grueling congestion," Secretary Mary Peters said. DOT's plan to conduct slot auctions was put on hold by a US Court of Appeals ruling two weeks ago (ATWOnline, Dec. 10). LGA's ontime arrival rate of 61% in ...

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