The Airline Industry

GUESTS: SUZANNE SPRAGUE Reporter, KERA in Dallas, TX AARON GELLMAN Director, Transportation Center, Northwestern University STEVEN MORRISON Professor of Transportation Economics, Northeastern University Author, The Evolution of the Airline Industry and The Economic Effects of Airline Degregulation HAL SALFEN Director of Consumer Affairs, International Airline Passenger Association Flights appear to be getting back to normal, but the full effects of the American Airlines pilots' sick-out have yet to be assessed. Hundreds of thousands of passengers were inconvenienced, and the pilots' union still has to answer to charges of contempt for failing to end the sick-out. The dispute has raised larger questions about labor management and the role of the pilots in the industry... Join Ray Suarez and guests for a look at how these conflicts ultimately affect consumers.



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