Even the mayor of Chicago is weighing in on what has become the hottest air transportation public boxing match of the century. In a letter to the US Secretaries of State, Commerce and Transportation, Rahm Emanuel says the growth of the Gulf carriers could lead to service reductions at hub markets like Chicago and “the loss of good American jobs.” But is the widening dispute between the three largest US carriers and their Middle East rivals really about unfair subsidies and jobs, ...

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