Say what?!

USA Today is reporting that airlines are cutting their flight schedules and reducing capacity across the U.S. I can’t understand the logic behind this decision, when we’re right at the time they are needed most. Plenty of planes are flying at 70% percent occupancy, yet the airlines are blaming high oil prices for causing them to cut flights to save money. Sure if the planes were half full I could understand consolidating onto other equipment and saving some gas. However, with Christmas a mere 2 weeks away and business travelers busier than ever I really don’t see why the airlines are taking planes out of commission. Besides, oil has dropped from a high of $100 per barrel to $88 per barrel. Where’s the fire guys?

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