As a whole, American journalism has a huge bias against the airline industry. Think about it. Remember the last story you saw or read about airline fees? Was the airline side of the story told? Almost certainly not. From the media perspective airlines wear a black hat and passengers wear a white hat. So it was a big surprise today to read a story told from the airlines' point-of-view...
The growing nuclear crisis in Japan is getting lots of attention today from airlines providing service to, and near, Japan.
Sometimes you read something that really puts things in perspective. That's the case with a story this week coming from the Associated Press:
"The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics said U.S. airlines with scheduled service paid an average of $2.22 per gallon in August. That compares with an average price of $2.21 in July, and $2.02 in August of 2009....A decade ago, airlines paid an average of 80 cents per gallon."
The New York Times does a good job today telling the story of how airlines have held the line on number of flights:
"For the first time since their industry was deregulated in the late 1970s, airlines in thehave managed to hold the line on the number of planes they fly."
The Tulsa World has provided an excellent and concise overview of the state of the airline industry...