From: email@example.com (Grant C Lynde) Organization: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Date: 30 Jun 94 00:34:18 Followups: 1 2 3
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When is fuel dumping used? I understand that it may be necessary when a plane has to make an emergency landing. But is it ever used on a regular basis? And if so, wouldn't this become an environmental problem? Next question is this, and it applies more to the business side of airlines. Allegedly, one of the biggest problems facing the airline industryy in the US is over-capicity. But airlines, such as US Air, are asking for labor concessions to speed up turnaround time with the intention of increasing the number of flights between cities such as Pittsburgh and Philadelpia. So, if there is already overcapicity, and this is causing much difficulty within the airline industry, why are they taking steps to increase the number of seats flying at any given moment?