UPDATE 10:30 a.m.:
President Trump criticized the state of U.S. airplanes and airports during a meeting with airline CEOs and airport officials, saying they were at the "bottom of the rung" compared to the rest of the world. He said he would seek the "best customer service" and "minimal delays" at the "lowest cost."
He promised massive cuts in regulations and promised something "phenomenal in terms of tax" in the coming weeks.
We have an obsolete plane system. We have obsolete airports. We have obsolete trains. We have bad roads.
President Trump will be meeting with the CEOs of leading airlines and airport officials Wednesday morning.
Trump is no stranger to the airline business. He ran his own short-lived Trump Airlines from 1989 to 1992. Here are the three things that will probably come up -- and two that should but probably won't.
We are talking about U.S. jobs both in terms of the people who are serving those plans and the person who is building those planes.
The White House already said this will be a key focus of the discussion.
This is intrinsically tied to the jobs discussion. Emirates, Etihad and Qatar airlines allegedly received $50 billion in subsidies in the past decade, USA Today reports. The foreign airlines denied this claim, but domestic airlines still claim each new route lost to Gulf Air costs 1,500 U.S. jobs
But this may get tricky, since four smaller airlines support the "open skies" treaties the U.S. has with foreign governments, claiming they promote competition, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The travel ban
Naturally, airlines play a key role in the travel ban. Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines, told his employees the ban "does not affect the values that this company is built upon."
While the airlines speaking to Trump don't directly serve countries affected by the travel ban, their international partners do.
What should come up: Computer glitches
Ancient air traffic: The core of U.S. air traffic control dates back to the 1970s, according to Wired. Dozens of countries run much more efficient, privatized systems, The Wall Street Journal reports.