An American 787-8 arrives in Philadelphia for the first time in scheduled service. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

U.S. Airlines’ Unique Strategy For Growing West Coast Flights

For the past few years, there was a lot of talk by U.S. carriers that the three large Middle Eastern airlines had an unfair advantage in the global market due to government subsidizes they were receiving. Outside of complaints about fifth freedom flights one major complaint was that Middle Eastern airlines were dominating business from the United States to India. This claim wasn’t entirely false. The large Gulf Carriers were the preferred carriers for many traveling to India and other…