Airlines Sacrifice All-Mighty Dollar To Combat Congestion

Taking a lesson from this summer’s royal clusterfuck of delays, cancellations, and passengers stranded for hours on the tarmac, airlines have decided to tweak things a bit for the better. Here’s some of the proposed measures:

  • Sell fewer seats on busy routes
  • Increase number of jet flying the same routes
  • Increase staff at at hubs to help with passengers missing connections
  • Increase operating day by 30 minutes
  • Have aircraft available as “spares”
  • Increase planes’ ground time

The moves translate to increased airline costs, a reality you can expect to see reflected in your ticket price.

Airlines to alter booking protocol [WSJ via Rick Seaney]
(Photo: Maulleigh)