Even before the recent flight cancellations, airlines and passengers were facing a new wave of travel misery.
Record-high fuel prices and the industry’s fragile finances have led to a new round of bankruptcies among smaller carriers in recent weeks, including ATA Airlines, Skybus and Aloha Airgroup.
Bigger airlines are shrinking their fleets to cut fuel costs, even as demand for travel remains strong — meaning flights are growing more crowded and unpleasant.
By JEFF BAILEY
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Times Topics: Air Travel
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