A court order put a delay on the plan to auction off takeoff and landing slots at NYC's area airports. The Bush administration has said auctioning 10% of flight slots would help alleviate air traffic and raise money for upgrades, but the Port Authority (which manages LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark) as well as NY and NJ lawmakers hate the idea, arguing it would drive up ticket prices. The NY Times reports that the delay will likely push "the proposal into the Obama administration, where it may die." Senator Chuck Schumer said, "Slot auctions will cause chaos in the skies and on the ground, and must not be bum-rushed through by a lame-duck administration."
No Airport Landing Slot Auction... For Now
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"It puts more of a burden on New York — puts more of a burden on 49 other states."
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