Anyone else think it's odd that tomorrow's hearing scheduled by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
's Subcommittee on Aviation will not include American, Continental, Delta, United or US Airways? Or even the Air Transport Association? I do.
There are important participants. You have representatives from the Business Travel Coalition (where's ACTE or NBTA?); Spirit Airlines, which is a bit of a "Who cares?" except that they caught some headlines with the ridiculous carry-on fee; Southwest Airlines where bags fly ... well, you know; the U.S. Government Accountability Office; Sabre (speaking on behalf of the Interactive Travel Services Association, the American Society of Travel Agents and the Consumer Travel Alliance); and the Department of Transportation's general counsel.
What, no one cares about Big Air anymore? I have to assume they were not invited, because I would think that if you're asked, you go. An Air Transport Association spokesman said ATA and the Subcommittee discussed ATA testifying, but the Subcommittee decided against it.