Furloughs, Mergers and the State of Air Travel

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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.


Hugo Martin, business reporter for the LA Times

Robert Mann, airline consultant for R.W. Mann & Co.