US Dept. of Transportation said this week that the average US domestic itinerary fare in the second quarter rose 8.1% year-over-year to $352, the highest three-month figure in the 13 years of measurable data. Fares averaged $336 during the first quarter. DOT used the data to support its effort to institute slot auctions at New York JFK, LaGuardia and Newark starting in January (ATWOnline, Oct. 16). "Even though caps can cut delays, they also eliminate competition, and without competition ...

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