Airlines Shrinking


#1

With fuel prises rising, airlines are shrinking. Now granted, we are going into the winter months but there are still been lots of cuts (especially lots of cities cut). I expect airlines to go back to strongholds (monopolies) more then trying to compete. I also see them looking for merger partners. Thoughts?

AIRLINES Changes (from USA today)

American -4.6%

Continental -3.3%

Delta -0.6%

Northwest -3.5%

United -8.4%

US Airways -6.1%

average cut: -4.4%


#2

These are reductions in the number of flights, plane-miles flown, employees, revenues…?


#3

USA Today’s coverage of any business, especially the airline industry, is shoddy at best.