American Airlines Praises Trump Administration for Striking Deal in Dispute With Gulf Carriers

WASHINGTON — American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker on Monday cheered President Donald Trump's administration for striking a deal in a long-running dispute between some major U.S. carriers and three of their Persian Gulf rivals.At issue has been the complaint by American and others that Emirates and Etihad Airways in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar Airways in Qatar have been unfairly using billions of dollars in subsidies from their home-country governments to stifle competition.An agreement announced Monday by the U.A.E. and the U.S. State Department — following a similar compromise with Qatar in January — allows all sides to claim something of a victory.  Continue reading...

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