This is a quick guide designed to help you use resources from the Harvard Law School Library to research legal issues surrounding the regulation of the airline industry. If you are an affiliate of Harvard Law School, you are welcome to contact us at research law. Feedback on this guide is welcome. Please contact Jennifer using the contact information above. Other agencies that are also involved in this work, some of which fall under the DOT umbrella, include the following:. Federal regulations related to the airline industry can be found under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations 14 C.
Lee ed. The paper analyzes wages in the U. Airline unions have considerable strike threat power, but are constrained by the financial health of carriers. Airline workers capture sizable rents following good times and provide concessions following lean times. Compensation at legacy carriers has been restructured; it remains to be seen if compensation will continue its long-run movement toward opportunity costs.
The ATA claimed that unfair competition was endangering the public safety. During the regulation era airline ridership increased and safety improved. During the regulation period, opportunity for comparing the safety record of the regulated industry with the record of the unregulated portions of the industry was limited. The few attempts made rendered inconclusive results.
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