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International Flights Boost US Airlines

A NY Times article looks at how US airlines have boosted their international service as a way of actually, get this, making money. Flights across the Atlantic this summer have been a) full and b) expensive which means that I will a) wait until September to go to Europe and b) give Continental and Delta credit for increasing capacity on trans-Atlantic routes. Yes, it seems obvious to put your planes where demand is high and supply is low, but the domestic air crisis took just about every airline’s focus away from opportunities outside of the US. Expect to see even more shifting capacity in the next year.

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