If you're looking for an example of just how serious Boeing is
about avoiding a second production-related delay to its 787
Dreamliner program, consider this -- the American planemaker will
keep most of the 787 production line open through the company's
traditional holiday break period.
On Wednesday, Big Sky informed the Department of Transportation
it will drop 86 total daily east coast flights -- many subsidized
by the DOT. The department's Essential Air Service program was set
up to maintain flights that didn't pencil-out for the major
airlines after deregulation in the '70s.