Who knew that the traveling public cared so much about which airlines fly to Washington Reagan National Airport?
The Transportation Department is sorting through proposals by seven
airlines to add a grand total of four daily roundtrips to the capital’s
close-in airport. The competition for the available slots has triggered
petition drives and letter-writing campaigns among fans of the applicant
airlines: Alaska, Air Canada, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country
and Virgin America.
When last we looked, the docket contained more than
1,600 documents, most of them from John and Mary Q. Citizen.
All this for a mere four flights.