(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subpart, international slots
identified by U.S. carriers for international operations in December 1985
and the equivalent number of international slots held as of February 24,
1998, will be domestic slots. The Chief Counsel of the FAA shall be the
final decisionmaker for these determinations.
(b) Canadian carriers shall have a guaranteed base level of slots of 42
slots at LaGuardia, 36 slots at O'Hare for the Sumner season, and 32 slots
at O'Hare in the Winter season.
(c) Any modification to the slot base by the Government of Canada or
the Canadian carriers that results in a decrease of the guaranteed base in
paragraph (b) of this section shall permanently modify the base number of