Airline Woes

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With fuel costs skyrocketing, and just in time for summer, the airline industry is again facing monumental losses. Just this week United, JetBlue and AirTran announced sharp losses, and Delta reported a first quarter loss of $6 billion.

The airlines are cutting everything they can: employees, flights, fleets, and frills. If you're a traveler, prepare to be nickled, dimed, and worse — charged for a second checked bag, not to mention extra leg room, headsets, and meals.

Air travel isn't what it used to be. Will it ever come back?

This hour, On Point: airlines in crisis, and the future of flying.
-Jayne Clayson


Lisa Stark, correspondent for ABC News, she covers aviation.

David Field, Americas editor for Aviation Business magazine.

Joe D'eon, airline pilot and host of the podcast "Fly with Me."

This program aired on April 24, 2008.


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