One hundred years after the first powered flight, there are still things wrong in the Wright business. Last week, ATA Holdings
The major carriers might just translate the ATA promise to "Vow to Bleed More in 2004." After all, airlines just weren't built for flying folks around for as little as $63 each way as ATA will be doing over the next few months.
Even the discounters can't be happy. ATA's low-cost, multitasking workforce accounted for just 29% of the carrier's operating expenses last year. Pioneer Southwest
And for all the love given JetBlue
While major carriers such as AMR and Continental
So, go ahead and take advantage of the great winter deals out there. Why not? Smile as you stare into the remnants of your salty tinfoil-wrapped snack. Yes, you're flying for peanuts. However, this is a sector that wasn't crafted to work for peanuts.
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