Air Cargo Deregulation Act Analysis

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1977- Air Cargo Deregulation Act
Andrew E. Brooks
ERAU Worldwide

Before we start to look at the pluses and minuses of the establishment of the air cargo deregulation act, we will take a look at a little bit of history prior to it’s enactment. Prior to the deregulation there was the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). The CAB was developed to institute regulations of fares, routes, and schedules of the domestic airlines. They would work at trying to keep fares for short-haul cargos lower by increasing the rates for long-haul cargos. The CAB was literally the downfall of some of the airlines because of the fact that the application process of starting a new air route or lower fare adjustment was to be approved or disapproved by the CAB. For example, World Airlines had applied for a new
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