Delta Air Lines and US Airways have softened their stance and will give up 12% of the slots originally included in their New York LaGuardia/Washington National swap deal in order to secure approval from the US Dept. of Transportation. DOT's tentative approval of the arrangement was contingent on the sale of 20 of the 125 LGA pairs and 14 of the 42 DCA pairs. Six weeks ago, Delta (receiving the LGA slots) and US (receiving the DCA slots) said parting with the slots likely would scuttle the ...

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