Several Carriers Likely To Fail At Current Oil Prices
Along with skyrocketing oil prices and a slump in airline
fortunes, has come a flurry of studies forecasting imminent doom
for several US carriers. According to a study issued Thursday by
AirlineForecasts, LLC and the Business Travel Coalition, several
large and small US airlines will default on their obligations to
creditors beginning at the end of 2008 and early 2009.
Considered Eating Pilot To Survive Freezing Temperatures
The nine survivors of the downing of a Patagonia Airlines Cessna
208 in Chile considered resorting to cannibalism to survive five
days in freezing temperatures waiting to be rescued, according to
Everyone Ready For US Airways/America West, Part Deux?
Anyone who thought it would be easy to merge the pilot ranks of
Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, should those carriers
receive formal approval to join forces... you may want to go back
and reread the last three years' worth of stories about US Airways.
A similar problem is developing for pilots at Northwest, who have
voiced their opposition for the deal... going against
management at both airlines, as well as their own union.
Oh boy. United Airlines and US Airways each announced Thursday
they will soon follow American Airlines down the route of
increasing revenue, and alienating customers. The carriers will
soon begin charging $15 for the first piece of checked luggage, on
top previous fees for the second bag and above.
A change is gonna come... and for some Continental Airlines
hubs, it's gonna hurt. On Thursday, the airline provided further
details of its earlier announcement of capacity cuts throughout its
network, including the closure of Continental's operations in