49 U.S. Code § 41715. Phase-out of slot rules at certain airports
(a) Termination.—The rules contained in subparts S and K of part 93, title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, shall not apply—
after July 1, 2002, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and
(b) Statutory Construction.—Nothing in this section and sections 41714 and 41716–41718 shall be construed—
as affecting the Federal Aviation Administration’s authority for safety and the movement of air traffic; and
(c) Factors To Consider.—
(1) In general.—
Before the award of slot exemptions under sections 41714 and 41716–41718, the Secretary of Transportation may consider, among other determining factors, whether the petitioning air carrier’s proposal provides the maximum benefit to the United States economy, including the number of United States jobs created by the air carrier, its suppliers, and related activities. The Secretary should give equal consideration to the consumer benefits associated with the award of such exemptions.