Remember that battle over open skies and the Persian Gulf carriers’ access to the U.S.? It is about to return with a vengeance, as U.S. legacy carriers and a group of nonaligned airlines gear up to lobby the Trump administration about whether it should build a wall in the sky. After reaching a fever pitch in 2015-16, the battle simmered down as the two sides tried to figure out how the incoming president and his team would deal with the issue. The legacy carriers and their unions ...

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