U.S. And Foreign Airlines: Dangerous Liaisons?

U.S. airlines have ties with some questionable carriers

Few industries can match the airlines for global reach. Today, there are 340 nondomestic carriers flying in and out of America's cities. And major U.S. airlines are rapidly joining with foreign ones to serve an exploding market in international business travel. One problem: Few passengers realize that overseas airlines operating in the U.S. don't have to meet the strict safety standards that American carriers do. And the Federal Aviation Administration hasn't yet reviewed the civil aviation systems of almost half the 103 nations with carriers flying here.

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