Airline Industry Retrenching

Airline Industry Retrenching

High fuel costs and the possibility of more consolidation are reshaping the airline industry. Kojo explores changes in the air and how they'll affect U.S. travelers.

Travelers abhor higher air fares, but experts say they're the only way airlines can stay solvent in this era of expensive oil and steep labor costs. With a possible American Airlines/US Airways merger on the table and Delta Air Lines' decision to buy an oil refinery to combat high fuel costs, Kojo examines changes in the the airline industry and asks what they'll mean for the summer travel season.

Guests

Susan Carey

Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Charles Leocha

Director, Consumer Travel Alliance

Steven Lott

Vice President for Communication, Airlines for America

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