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OST-2001-9849 - Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

 


Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

OST-2001-9849 August 21, 2001 Notice of Market-based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

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Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is gathering information on the possible role, feasibility, and effectiveness of using market-based approaches to relieve airline flight delays and congestion at busy airports. It is the Department's intention to use this and other requests for comment along with the full array of public 
policy tools to develop a comprehensive aviation strategy that focuses on ways to reduce delays, improve airport capacity management, enhance competition and promote the efficiency of the overall aviation system. Market-based approaches are broadly defined to include all market-pricing regimes that could encourage air carriers to use limited capacity in a more efficient manner. We intend to meet with representatives from airports, airlines, professional associations, and
other interested participants, to analyze and model available data, to review comments filed in this docket, and to use other means as appropriate to evaluate the possible use of market-based approaches at airports from a public policy perspective. DOT will use the information and data provided by interested parties, as well as our analysis, to develop appropriate policy on issues associated with the design, implementation, and impacts of the possible adoption of various market-
based pricing regimes at airports. Parties filing comments are requested to discuss how market-based approaches would affect such public policy objectives as airline competition, general aviation, and small community access to important air travel markets. Delay problems at LaGuardia Airport are the subject of a separate notice and comment procedure.

DATES: Comments should be received by November 19, 2001.

By:  Susan McDermott

 

OST-01-9849 August 21, 2001 Analysis by Jan K. Brueckner Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

This paper analyzes the internalization of airport congestion by nonatomistic carriers. It is shown that, in allocating traffic between the peak and off-peak periods, a monopolist fully accounts for the effect of congestion on passenger time costs, while also taking account of its impact on his own operating costs. The analysis thus suggests no role for congestion pricing under monopoly conditions. In an oligopoly setting, carriers are shown to internalize only the congestion they impose on themselves. A congestion toll that captures the uninternalized portion of external costs can then improve the allocation of traffic.

By:  Jan K. Brueckner, Department of Economics and Institute of Government and Public Affairs

 

OST-01-9849 August 21, 2001 Robert Caton - Comments Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

Over the years the airline industry has migrated toward alliances and code shares. Many of the foreign flag carrier operating between US Cities have no ability to carry domestic passengers even if it has code-share with a US Domestic carrier. The re-defining of cabotage in the Jones act would allow US Domestic Carriers to either sell empty space on its foreign flag partners or use these partners to move over-booked flights.

By:  Robert Caton

 

OST-01-9849 August 22, 2001 Comments of Brad Blaich Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Brad Blaich

 

OST-01-9849 August 22, 2001 Comments of Stanley Katz Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Stanley Katz

 

OST-01-9849 August 22, 2001 Comments of Michael Howard Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Michael Howard

 

OST-01-9849 August 22, 2001 Comments of Davis Douglas Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Davis Douglas

 

OST-01-9849 August 23, 2001 Comments of Larry Workman Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Larry Workman

 

OST-01-9849 August 23, 2001 Comments of Gary Iker Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Gary Iker

 

OST-01-9849 August 23, 2001 Comments of Joseph Hearst Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Joseph Hearst

 

OST-01-9849 August 23, 2001 Comments of Stephen Maschue Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Stephen Maschue

 

OST-01-9849 August 23, 2001 Comments of Richard Buerge Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Richard Buerge

 

OST-01-9849 October 12, 2001 Comments of Terry Tracy Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Terry Tracy

 

OST-01-9849 October 12, 2001 Comments of Rosemarie Alfieri Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Rosemarie Alfieri

 

OST-01-9849 October 12, 2001 Comments of Rosemary Bryant Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Rosemary Bryant

 

OST-01-9849 October 12, 2001 Comments of Susan Goldberger Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Susan Goldberger

 

OST-01-9849 October 12, 2001 Comments of Diana Hird Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Diana Hird

 

OST-01-9849 October 12, 2001 Comments of Michael Alfieri Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Michael Alfieri

 

OST-01-9849 November 5, 2001 Notice to Suspend Until Further Notice the Closing Date of Comment Period Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Larry Workman

 

OST-01-9849 November 8, 2001 Comments of Jones Ellensdfsdfs Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Jones Ellensdfsdfs

 

OST-01-9849 November 19, 2001 Comments of Matko Zelick Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Matko Zelick

 

OST-01-9849 November 19, 2001 Comments of Nada Zelich Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Nada Zelich

 

OST-01-9849 November 19, 2001 Comments of Ed Perkins and Darryl Jenkins Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Ed Perkins and Darryl Jenkins

 

OST-01-9849 November 23, 2001 Comments of Bruce Macfarlane Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Bruce Macfarlane

 

OST-01-9849 November 29, 2001 Comments of Stephen Hendel Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Stephen Hendel

 

OST-01-9849 November 30, 2001 Comments of Stephen Csenge Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Stephen Csenge

 

OST-01-9849 December 6, 2001 Comments of Peter Pinkowish Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Peter Pinkowish

 

OST-01-9849 December 6, 2001 Comments of Pierre-Antoine Boulat Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Pierre-Antoine Boulat

 

OST-01-9849 December 6, 2001 Comments of Erick Blanc Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Erick Blanc

 

OST-01-9849 December 7, 2001 Comments of Patricia Trifiletti Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Patricia Trifiletti

 

OST-01-9849 December 6, 2001 Comments of Leslie Newman Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Leslie Newman

 

OST-01-9849 December 7, 2001 Comments of Mark Fredland Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Mark Fredland

 

OST-01-9849 December 10, 2001 Comments of Nancy Moloff Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Nancy Moloff

 

OST-01-9849 December 10, 2001 Comments of Holly Moskow Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Holly Moskow

 

OST-01-9849 December 10, 2001 Comments of Stephen Hendel Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Stephen Hendel

 

OST-01-9849 December 10, 2001 Comments of Daniel Lagani Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Daniel Lagani

 

OST-01-9849 December 10, 2001 Comments of Lorna and Jack Adler Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Lorna and Jack Adler

 

OST-01-9849 December 10, 2001 Comments of Dr. and Mrs. Steven Green Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Dr. and Mrs. Steven Green

 

OST-01-9849 December 10, 2001 Comments of Mark Friedland Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Mark Friedland

 

OST-01-9849 December 7, 2001 Comments of Robert Blake Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Robert Blake

 

OST-01-9849 December 11, 2001 Comments of Timothy Huggins Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Timothy Huggins

 

OST-01-9849 December 14, 2001 Comments of Gladys Parker Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Gladys Parker

 

OST-01-9849 December 14, 2001 Comments of David Edell Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  David Edell

 

OST-01-9849 December 14, 2001 Comments of Anne Di Pippo Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Anne Di Pippo

 

OST-01-9849 December 14, 2001 Comments of Leslie Newman Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Leslie Newman

 

OST-01-9849 December 14, 2001 Comments of Grace Mayer Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Grace Mayer

 

OST-01-9849 December 14, 2001 Comments of NRCC New Rochelle Citizens Committee Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  NRCC New Rochelle Citizens Committee, Lawrence Whistler

 

OST-01-9849 December 14, 2001 Comments of Stella Lasker Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Stella Lasker

 

OST-01-9849 December 19, 2001 Comments of Lane Newman Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Lane Newman

 

OST-01-9849 December 19, 2001 Comments of Joseph Murtha Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Joseph Murtha, Jr.

 

OST-01-9849 December 21, 2001 Comments of Cathy DeVore Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Cathy DeVore

 

OST-01-9849 December 31, 2001 Comments of Ralph Engel Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Ralph Engel

 

OST-01-9849 January 2, 2002 Comments of Lois and T. J. Russo Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Lois and T. J. Russo

 

OST-01-9849 October 31, 2001
Docketed January 7, 2002
Comments of Santina Costantini Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Santina Costantini

 

OST-01-9849 October 31, 2001
Docketed January 8, 2002
Comments of Jane Landes Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Jane Landes

 

OST-01-9849 October 31, 2001
Docketed January 9, 2002
Comments of Jean Doran Putnam Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Jean Doran Putnam

 

OST-01-9849 January 9, 2002 Comments of New Rochelle Citizens Committee Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Ann Carlin 

 

OST-01-9849 October 22, 2001
Docketed January 9, 2002
Comments of Bruce Macfarlane Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Bruce Macfarlane

 

OST-01-9849 October 22, 2001
Docketed January 9, 2002
Comments of Joan Macfarlane Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Joan Macfarlane

 

OST-01-9849 October 31, 2001
Docketed January 9, 2002
Comments of Joseph Shein Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Joseph Shein

 

OST-01-9849 November 5, 2001
Docketed January 11, 2002
Comments of New Rochelle Citizens Committee Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  New Rochelle Citizens Committee, Yuri Molozanoff

 

OST-01-9849 November 2, 2001
Docketed January 11, 2002
Comments of Dawn Provencher Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Dawn Provencher

 

OST-01-9849 January 15, 2002 Comments of New Rochelle Citizens Committee Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  NRCC New Rochelle Citizens Committee, Maria Aceuedo

 

OST-01-9849 October 16, 2001
Docketed January 15, 2002
Comments of Lonny Silverman Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Lonny Silverman

 

OST-01-9849 October 30, 2001
Docketed January 15, 2002
Comments of Nada Zelich  Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Nada Zelich 

 

OST-01-9849 November 5, 2001
Docketed January 15, 2002
Comments of Jeffrey Wanshel Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By: Jeffrey Wanshel 

 

OST-01-9849 October 30, 2001
Docketed January 15, 2002
Comments of Diana Roswick Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Diana Roswick

 

OST-01-9849 October 30, 2001
Docketed January 15, 2002
Comments of Matko Zelich  Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By: Matko Zelich 

 

OST-01-9849 November 5, 2001
Docketed January 17, 2002
Comments of Carla Volpe Porter Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Jane Landes

 

OST-01-9849 October 29, 2001
Docketed January 22, 2002
Comments of David Wit Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  David Wit

 

OST-01-9849 October 29, 2001
Docketed January 22, 2002
Comments of D. Maury Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  D. Maury

 

OST-01-9849 October 31, 2001
Docketed January 23, 2002
Comments of Leigh Giroux Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Leigh Giroux

 

OST-01-9849 November 10, 2001
Docketed January 25, 2002
Comments of Carmen Fischgold, Robert Hazan and Valerian Hazan Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Carmen Fischgold, Robert Hazan and Valerian Hazan

 

OST-01-9849 October 29, 2001
Docketed January 29, 2002
Comments of Peter Beshar Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Peter Beshar

 

OST-01-9849 October 20, 2001
Docketed January 29, 2002
Comments of Patrice Carlin Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Patrice Carlin

 

OST-01-9849 October 31, 2001
Docketed January 29, 2002
Comments of Daniel Moros and Ann Schongalla Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Daniel Moros and Ann Schongalla

 

OST-01-9849 October 20, 2001
Docketed January 29, 2002
Comments of Patrick Mahoney Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Patrick Mahoney

 

OST-01-9849 October 20, 2001
Docketed January 29, 2002
Comments of Tom Carlin Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Tom Carlin

 

OST-01-9849 October 22, 2002
Docketed January 31, 2002
Comments of James Wilde Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  James Wilde

 

OST-01-9849 October 17, 2002
Docketed January 31, 2002
Comments of Stockton Metropolitan Airport Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Stockton Metropolitan Airport, Barry Rondinella

 

OST-01-9849 November 1, 2001
Docketed February 5, 2002
Comments of Brad Eisenpress Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

On any given day at any given time, a consumer can choose from a myriad of different flights out of the New York Metropolitan area to any given destination around the country. These flights are typically flying at much less than full capacity. This is an inefficient use of the limited number of slots available to air carriers. If the FAA were to study the number of empty seats in flights going from the New York metropolitan area to other airports around the country at any given point in time, the FAA would easily find wasted slots. The FAA should encourage air carriers to more efficiently schedule flights based on consumer demand. Thus, for example, if 4 air carriers fly to Chicago from New York airports between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and each flight is half-full, then only two slots should be allotted for this route at that particular lime. The two slots could be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

By:  Brad Eisenpress

 

OST-01-9849 October 2, 2001
Docketed February 8, 2002
Comments of State of Michigan Department of Transportation Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

The Michigan Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics, wishes to express its opposition to the recently-announced Federal Aviation Administration proposal to introduce "congestion pricing" as a means to reduce airport delays. While we fully appreciate the need to address the gridlock facing many of the nation's busiest airports, congestion pricing raises a number of concerns from a legal and technical standpoint that cannot easily be addressed.

By:  State of Michigan Department of Transportation, Matthew Brinker

 

OST-01-9849 October 23, 2001
Docketed February 11, 2002
Comments of Geoffrey Wiener Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Geoffrey Wiener

 

OST-01-9849 October 29, 2001
Docketed February 12, 2002
Comments of Janice Bozian Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Janice Bozian

 

OST-01-9849 January 28, 2002
Docketed February 13, 2002
Comments of Denise Herrmann Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Denise Herrmann

 

OST-01-9849 January 31, 2002
Docketed February 13, 2002
Comments of Caren Gerszberg Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Caren Gerszberg

 

OST-01-9849 November 5, 2001
Docketed February 13, 2002
Comments of Mark Friedland Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Mark Friedland

 

OST-01-9849 October 19, 2001
Docketed February 14, 2002
Comments of Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Allen Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Allen 

 

OST-01-9849 October 19, 2001
Docketed February 19, 2002
Comments of Andrew Moloff Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Andrew Moloff

 

OST-01-9849 October 12, 2002
Docketed February 21, 2002
Comments of Patricia Horing Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Patricia Horing

 

OST-01-9849 February 25, 2002 Comments of Priscilla Dibble Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Priscilla Dibble

 

OST-01-9849 October 23, 2001
Docketed February 25, 2002
Comments of George Schweitzer Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  George Schweitzer

 

OST-01-9849 February 4, 2002
Docketed February 25, 2002
Comments of NRCC New Rochelle Citizens Committee Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Scott Magram

 

OST-01-9849 February 25, 2002 Comments of Harry Jackson Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Harry Jackson

 

OST-01-9849 February 26, 2002 Comments of Edward and Paula Ryan Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Edward and Paula Ryan

 

OST-01-9849 November 2, 2001
Docketed February 28, 2002
Comments of Cynthia McClintock Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Cynthia McClintock

 

OST-01-9849 April 15, 2002
Pre-Publication April 19, 2002
Available in FR April 22, 2002
Notice of Comment Period Closing Date

  Federal Register Publication for April 22nd

Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, the FAA temporarily ceased all non-military flights in the United States and imposed new security measures prior to the resumption of commercial air service. After commercial service resumed, air carriers reduced their flight schedules significantly, thereby reducing congestion at formerly busy airports. Given these events, and the major operational changes air carriers made in response to the new environment, on November 5, 200A, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register suspending the closing date for the comment period in this proceeding until further notice. 66 FR 55978. The Department indicated in that notice that, at a later date, it would publish a notice setting forth the new closing date for comments.

Over the past several months, air carriers have been slowly rebuilding their schedules, and traffic levels are beginning to approach normal levels. Indeed, given the FAA's recent projection of increased traffic levels during 2003, significant congestion and flight delays at certain major airports may occur in the not too distant future. Accordingly, it is an appropriate time to resume the discussion of how market-based approaches could help relieve congestion. Therefore, we are reopening the comment period for 90 days from publication of this notice.

By:  Susan McDermott

 

OST-01-9849 April 24, 2002 Comments Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Anonymous

 

OST-01-9849 April 24, 2002 Comments Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Anonymous

 

OST-01-9849 May 6, 2002 Comments of Alysa Martin Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Alysa Martin

 

Notice of Alternative Policy Options for Managing Capacity at LaGuardia Airport and Proposed Extension of The Lottery Allocation
Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

FAA-01-9854
OST-01-9849
June 19, 2002 Comments of Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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Notice of Alternative Policy Options for Managing Capacity at LaGuardia Airport and Proposed Extension of The Lottery Allocation / Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

The balanced approach to capacity at DCA has worked for years to accommodate the unique concerns that arise with respect to service to the Washington area and to the seat of the United States government. These range from the need to assure access to small communities, to the desire for frequent daily service to major East Coast population centers and business destinations. And in today's extraordinary security environment, any shifts to increase capacity at DCA would likely need to undergo a rigorous review by the various agencies charged with the national government's security, from special air marshal assets to regulatory entities concerned with overflights of sensitive areas and other unique aspects of DCA flight operations. For all of these reasons, MWAA respectfully submits that in considering new capacity management approaches for LaGuardia Airport or other capacity-constrained facilities, the DOT/FAA should not direct such policies toward DCA. National is not confronted by the same capacity problem as LGA, and while some new approach to allocating capacity at LGA could be applicable in theory to National, if it has the effect of destabilizing the equation worked out several years ago by a successful compromise, it would be more of a setback for National and the region's system of airports than a benefit.

Counsel:  MWAA, Edward Faggen, 703.417.8615, edward.faggen@mwaa.com 

 

OST-01-9849 July 12, 2002
Docketed July 15, 2002
Comments of The Washington Airports Task Force

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Notice of Market-Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

The Washington Airports Task Force urges the Department not to impose so called market based capacity solutions on local airports. Rather, the Government should allow local airport operators to manage the capacity of their airports and provide them with the market based and administrative capacity reduction tools that they need for such local actions. In any event, the combination of High Density and Perimeter rules that have been in effect at Washington Reagan National Airport for the past 20 years should not be altered by government action in this docket. Indeed, these effective rules provide an excellent model for other communities. The imposition of government imposed airport capacity restrictions of any kind, however, must not be allowed to delay or interfere with the creation of adequate airport and ATC capacity - which are the only long-term solutions to the problem of congestion.

Counsel:  Hewes Gelband, Stephen Gelband, 202.337.8970, slg@hewesgelband.com

 

OST-01-9849 July 15, 2002
Docketed July 16, 2002
Comments of The Reason Foundation

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Notice of Market-Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

This submission consists of two basic parts. Sections 1 through 4 examine the consequences of market pricing at congested airports, for four different types of aviation users and three different types of airports. We seek to show that while pricing will, of necessity, change the patterns of airport use, those changes will not be adverse to the public interest in a dynamic, competitive aviation marketplace. Sections 5 and 6 address the crucially important question of how best to make use of the revenues which a pricing system will generate. We suggest that the best use would be to earmark these new revenues for projects to expand airport capacity in the metro area served by the congested airport whose access is now being priced. A large new source of capital investment would make it easier to overcome the formidable obstacles to adding airport capacity in those regions where it is most needed, as indicated by demand exceeding supply at one of the airports in that metro area. Safeguarding the pricing revenues for airport projects is the approach most likely to win the support of airport users, which is crucial to gaining political support to actually implement pricing.

By:  Robert Poole

 

OST-01-9849 July 17, 2002
Docketed July 18, 2002
Comments of The Boeing Company Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

While the implementation of demand management solutions may be seemingly attractive for solving near term congestion and delay problems, there is a significant downside to be considered. The effort required to implement these solutions would divert focus and attention, as well as resources, from the more fundamental need of capacity enhancement. There is also the potential that demand management actions would mask the congestion problem and make it appear that the aviation system has adequate capacity to meet demand. As a result, the motivation to find more effective long-term solutions would certainly wane.

By:  Boeing, Rudy Leon

 

OST-01-9849 July 18, 2002
Docketed July 19, 2002
Comments of City of El Segundo, California Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  City of El Segundo, Mike Gordon

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of Air Transport Association of America Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Janofsky Walker, Robert Span

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002
Docketed July 23, 2002
Comments of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Andrew Cebula

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of Airports Council International
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Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Airports Council International, David Plazin

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of American Airlines Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

Counsel:  American, Carl Nelson, 202.496.5647, carl.nelson@aa.com 

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of American Association of Airport Executives Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  American Association of Airport Executives, Charles Barclay

 

OST-01-9849 July 19, 2002
Docketed July 22, 2002
Comments of Cape Air Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Cape Air, Daniel Wolf 

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of City of Boston Environmental Services Cabinet Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Boston Environmental Services, Andrea d'Amato

 

OST-01-9849 July 15, 2002
Docketed July 22, 2002
Comments of the California Department of Transportation Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Department of Transportation, Austin Wiswell

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of Continental Airlines Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

Counsel:  Continental, Leonard Ceruzzi

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of Delta Air Lines Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

Counsel:  Delta and Shaw Pittman, Robert Cohn, 202-663-8060

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of Environmental Defense Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Environmental Defense, Michael Replogle

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of The European Regions Airline Association Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  The European Regions Airlines Association, Simon McNamara

 

OST-01-9849 July 23, 2002 Comments of the International Air Transport Association Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  IATA, Eugene Hoeven

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of Daniel Kasper, LECG Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Daniel Kasper

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of National Business Aviation Association Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Zuckert Scoutt, Frank Costello

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of Regional Airline Association (RAA) Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Regional Airline Association, Deborah McElroy

 

OST-01-9849 July 23, 2002 Comments of San Francisco International Airport Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  San Francisco International Airport, John Martin

 

OST-01-9849 July 22, 2002 Comments of United Air Lines Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

Counsel:  United and Wilmer Cutler, Jeffrey Manley, 202-663-6960

 

OST-01-9849 July 23, 2002 Comments of Alaska Airlines Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

Counsel:  Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202.626.6651

 

OST-01-9849 July 23, 2002 Comments of Regional Aviation Partners

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Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay
    Attachment to Comments   
    Correction to Comments  

By:  RAPm Maurice Parker, rap.exdir@mindspring.com 

 

OST-01-9849 July 24, 2002 Comments of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Andrew Cebula

 

OST-01-9849 July 23, 2002 Reducing Airport Congestion - Policy Forum, University of Illinois, Jan Brueckner Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  Jan Brueckner

 

OST-01-9849 July 18, 2002
Docketed August 9, 2002
Comments of South Bay Cities Council of Governments, CA Public Comment to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

By:  South Bay Cities Council of Governments, Ken Blackwood

 

OST-01-9849 October 25, 2002 Comments

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Market Based Actions to Relieve Airport Congestion and Delay

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority believes implementation of market-based pricing rules could result in both benefits and detriments to the air service which Nashville receives. On balance, it supports such rules provided they are not mandated uniformly throughout the nation and implementation is left in the hands of individual airport operators.

By: Stephen Gelband

 

January 19, 2021

Re: Comments of Exhaustless

To migrate to the competitive slot allocation, the OST would issue an order that carriers must deconflict their schedules at slot-controlled airports with a competitive allocation process, subject to revocation of economic authority for each carrier. The FAA would no longer deconflict carrier schedules. The OST would enforce this order as it does all orders, with fines pursuant to §46301(c)(1)(A) or revocation of the carrier certificate pursuant to §41110.

Under this process, the FAA sets the flight safety limit by issuing orders limiting operations at slot-controlled airports, in accordance with §40103(b)(1)3 and §47101(a)(9)(A), B). The Exhaustless market-clearing service auctions a volume below this safety limit since it only allocates the calculated flight volume that prevents queues. Exhaustless announces the date for the online and seasonal primary-slot-reservation auction for each slot-controlled airspace to allow carriers to deconflict their schedules. All allocated flight volume will be auctioned for scheduled flight service, and all slots will expire at the end of the season in which they were allocated. Exhaustless’ slot reservation auction software is prepared for the auction scheduled on April 7, 2021 for the Winter 2021/2022 flight season of October 31, 2021 to March 26, 2022 at LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International, and Newark Liberty International airports.

Once the primary market is established, Exhaustless intends to establish a secondary market; and once the secondary market is established, Exhaustless intends to establish a tertiary market. Slot reservations acquired by airlines through the primary auction could be traded through the online secondary market up to 24-hours prior to the time of the slot reservation. After that time, slot reservations and any additional slot capacity could be traded through an online tertiary market that integrates airport gate assignments and the slot reservation system. Access to the primary, secondary, and tertiary reservation systems by carriers is ensured through their license agreement with Exhaustless. Access to the reservation information will be provided by Exhaustless to air traffic control to coordinate the slot reservation with the operating authorization, as part of the market-clearing service to carriers; and to the airport operator to ensure that gate assignments adapt to any change in slot assignments during the day of travel, as part of the market-clearing service to passengers.

In this 2001 Notice, the DOT asked how policymakers should decide which airports might benefit from imposition of market-based approaches, such as auctioning of landing and take-off rights for allocating airport capacity. Exhaustless recommends that the DOT requires all currently constrained airports to be slot-controlled. The Secretary’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems identifies 10 airports as currently constrained: LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty, and Philadelphia, all in the New York City metropolitan airspace; and Washington Reagan, Boston Logan, Seattle-Tacoma, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.

By: Steven Endres

 

July 7, 2021

Re: Comments of Exhaustless

In 2001, the Office of the Secretary sought input into the possible development of market-based airport fees to relieve airport congestion delays. On January 19, 2021, Exhaustless responded to this request. Exhaustless amends its recommendations regarding the migration to its market-clearing service below.

In our January 19 comment, Exhaustless recommended that following the private-sector primary market allocation of airspace reservations, the carriers would report their competitively obtained reservations (or “slot holdings”) to the FAA to obtain operating authorization for each reservation. We also stated that Exhaustless would provide the FAA’s Air Traffic Control access to the reservation information to coordinate the slot reservation with the operating authorization.

Exhaustless then learned that the FAA does not use the allocation of slots for operational purposes.

Exhaustless has since opposed the agency collection of the airspace reservation information from carriers and will not provide this information to the FAA because a) the information is used to illegally subsidize the industry over our competitive market, and b) certain air transport agreements require a statutory basis for the FAA to collect this information and none exists.

By: Steven Endres

 

July 25, 2021

Comments of Exhaustless - regulations.gov

The slots for Winter 2021 were allocated unlawfully and are invalid. On August 26, 2021, Exhaustless will competitively reallocate the Winter 2021 slots at LGA, JFK, and EWR. Carriers must license the Aviation 2.0 Operating Standard by August 2, 2021, in order to participate in the slot auction.

By: Exhaustless

Exhaustless v. FAA, US Court of Appeals, No. 18-1303 - On Petitions for Review of Orders, Decided August 2, 2019
DC Circuit Refuses to Toss Limits on Airport Traffic - Courthouse News Service, August 2, 2019

 

 

Augsut 19, 2021

Exhaustless Announcement of Slot Auction for Summer 2022 - regulations.gov

Exhaustless will conduct an auction on September 29, 2021, for carrier airspace reservations at seven airports — Chicago O’Hare International, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, Los Angeles International, Newark Liberty International, Reagan Washington National, and San Francisco International — for the Summer 2022 IATA scheduling season, with a term date of March 27, 2022, through October 29, 2022. The airspace reservations will expire at the end of the season and be reallocated each season thereafter. Carriers that wish to compete for airspace reservations must license the A2OS standard by August 30, 2021, to be eligible to participate in the auction.

By: Steven Endres

FAA-2021-0067 - High Density Traffic Airport; Slot Allocations and Transfer Methods

 

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