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Furloughs, Mergers and the State of Air Travel


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American Airlines customers wait to check in for flights at San Francisco International Airport.
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American Airlines customers wait to check in for flights at San Francisco International Airport.

Flights were delayed across the country on Monday, the first day of furloughs for air-traffic controllers under federal across-the-board budget cuts. Meanwhile, a bankruptcy court recently gave American Airlines approval to merge with US Airways, potentially creating the world's biggest airline. We'll examine what air travelers can expect in the coming busy summer travel season.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Hugo Martin, business reporter for the LA Times
  • Robert Mann, airline consultant for R.W. Mann & Co.

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