As I said, this just gets worse. We are rapidly approaching a very real air-transportation crisis in this country, which depends on air transportation.
And if you hate the flying experience this summer, just wait till Fall.
Northwest Airlines just announced "reduced flying" for the 4th quarter:
---Systemwide capacity reductions, based on available seat miles: a decrease of 8.5 to 9.5 percent over last year's fourth quarter.
---Fleet reductions: 33 DC-9s, and a combined 14 Boeing 757s and Airbus narrowbodies.
In a statement, Northwest said it "has not yet finalized the specific employee impacts related to the reduced flying. However, vfor the resulting headcount reductions, NWA will first look to voluntary separation programs such as early-outs."