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User currently offlineDAL7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3322 times:

Hey guys,

I'm looking at flights on airtran.com and I came across the 8:15 am flight 184 ATL-DCA says subject to gov't approval in small letters across the bottom.

What does this mean?


Thanks,
Trey


DAL7e7 is wondering... Do pilots take crash courses?
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User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Government approval usually means that the airline has only applied to begin a certain route at a certain time, but they must be approved the slot-time (scheduled time) for a certain airport.

In this situation, for example, DCA is a slot-restricted airport, and the FAA is looking to make sure that the desired times that AirTran would like to operate works for the airport's schedule, in place to control congestion.

Government approval can also pertain to the FAA checking that the airline has all of the necessary paperwork and credentials needed to operate the desired route.

Another aspect of government approval has to do with business transactions. If an airline traded slots or gates with another airline, or if there is a merger, these dealings usually need to be approved to make sure that the business transactions are sound, legal and not negatively affecting the industry as a whole.



Phil Derner Jr.
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