Airlines resist talk of ban on overbooking flights

Dallas • With the federal government and a Senate committee looking into the dragging of a man off a United Express flight, the airline industry is beginning to speak up against any effort to bar them from overselling flights. The CEO of Delta Air Lines called overbooking “a valid business process.” “I don’t think we need to have additional legislation to try to control how the airlines run their businesses,” Ed Bastian said Wednesday. “The key is managing it before you get to the boarding proce...

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