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U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in LAX III

On August 7, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Airlines v. DOT.  The court's decision is the latest in a long-running dispute over the FAA's Policy Regarding Airport Rates and Charges and specific rates and charges imposed by the City of Los Angeles on airlines at the Los Angeles International Airport.  The issues are too numerous and the court's conclusions too extensive to summarize adequately in this brief article.  The court upheld certain aspects of DOT's decision, rejected certain aspects, and remanded the matter to DOT to further justify other aspects.