It means U.S. airlines will have to cut routes, aviation workers will be laid off, and consumers will have fewer options. If we don’t act soon, well paid, middle class jobs that support hundreds of thousands of American families will be lost.
Once the Gulf carriers have a monopoly on the market, they will be able to set any price they like on their seats, as well as determine availability of routes. Ultimately, these violations mean fewer jobs in the U.S. and more jobs moving to the Middle East. These violations will remove a critical American trade industry, and will reduce consumer choice in travel.