Friendly Skies? – The Story of Airline Deregulation

A Democratic President and a liberal Senator push a free-market reform in the late 1970s that affects us all today. We look at the story of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. Among the topics – legroom politics, cold fried chicken, consumer rights, cargo politics, Carter’s legislative ability or lack of it, champagne denial, mistreated pets, and the deregulator now wearing a robe at SCOTUS.