The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates New York JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports, has taken up the cause against slot auctions and yesterday announced its intention to "disallow flight departure or arrival slots that are issued by auction or similar process." In May, the US Dept. of Transportation unveiled its plan to give all airlines operating at JFK and EWR up to 20 slots per day for the 10-year life of the plan, with 10%-20% of slots above the baseline level ...

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