Too Much, Too Little, Too Late --
Airline labor costs? Airline pension bailouts? Air traffic controller staffing problems? FAA computer system meltdowns? FAA computer system upgrades? Airline computer system upgrades? Rising fuel and Homeland Security costs? Just a sample of the headlines that we have seen in the past year. What do all of these issues have in common? Maybe it's the reality of revenue generated by unrealistically low airfares? Does this sound good to you --$119.00 round trip to Florida
from PHL? When did the cost of upscale dining become more expensive than flying jets? Let's get real, people.
www.phl-caw.orgAirline deregulation hits hard 25 years later - 07 Nov 03:00
To describe the cutthroat competition, McGill University economics Prof. Paul Dempsey uses a scientific scenario called "The Tragedy of the Commons"
In this scenario, 10 farmers who each own 10 cattle share a commons -- a pasture open to all. This commons has just enough grass and water to support 100 cattle.... the farmers soon ruin the commons by overgrazing. "Airline economics are similar," says Dempsey, who has ...Southwest Airlines will begin flights to Pittsburgh as US Airways ...Boston Globe, MA - 13 hours agoDALLAS -- Southwest Airlines Co., the largest low-fare carrier, will begin flights in May to Pittsburgh as rival US Airways Group Inc. ... Rival moves into US Airways' turf Seattle TimesSouthwest Airlines presses embattled US Airways by beginning ... San Diego Daily TranscriptAnalysts say move could finish off US Airways Pittsburgh Post GazetteThe News Journal - USA Today - all 203 related »
Judge to Let US Airways Void ContractReuters - 43 minutes agoBy John Crawley. ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Bankrupt US Airways (UAIRQ.OB: Quote, Profile, Research) won court permission on Thursday to throw out machinists ... Flight attendants at US Airways agree to pay cuts, reduced ... New Ratingsall 2 related »
Salt Peanuts -- From the 9/11 digital archives. A five minute video about the impact of 9/11 on airline workers. An interview with former US Air flight attendant Joshua Freeze (AFA) is juxtaposed with a dramatization concerning recent government airline bailouts. "Salt Peanuts" was screened in December 2001 at the Museum of Modern Art and at the Art in General Gallery, both in New York City. Produced by Simin Farkhondeh and directed by Alonzo Speight.KRT Wire 12/30/2004 Air traffic controllers: Expect turbulence ahead