ATWOnline.com, the leading source for daily airline industry news and information, launched in 1997. Here is a look back: White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, headed by Vice President Al Gore, recommended that the US move to a user-funded airspace system but did not propose that airlines be required to institute 100% baggage matching on domestic flights, a proposal against which US carriers lobbied heavily. The Gore Commission, as it is called, also set as a target an ...

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