Is that other shoe dropping?
United Airlines says it is killing a few international flights in the fall, including San Francisco-Taipei and Chicago-Mexico City, and reducing its Chicago-Tokyo flights to one a day from two.
Northwest Airlines, as noted here yesterday, also cut a few international routes, citing fuel costs and (uh-oh) sagging demand.
Most domestic network airlines are heavily invested in international travel, even as they slash domestic capacity. The thinking has been that international markets will hold up.
Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen.