The CEOs of American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines, and United Continental Holdings made a joint appearance on Friday at the National Press Club in Washington DC to detail their claims that Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways have expanded service to the USA by 25% since January 2015. The US big three airlines used the platform to show that the Middle East majors are rushing to expand before Capitol Hill blocks new flights. United’s Jeff Smisek stated that US airlines can compete against foreign rivals and have no problem in doing do, but they cannot compete against the governments

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