20 Jul '11, 12am

Live In A Small US City? Get Ready To Train, Plane, Bus, Boat, Walk & Do It All Over Again

Live In A Small US City? Get Ready To Train, Plane, Bus, Boat, Walk & Do It All Over Again Cutting the budget with a Paul Bunyan-style axe. Image credit:Wikipedia , Akeley MN Paul Bunyan sculpture. DELTA Airlines has announced it will stop serving twenty four (24) small US cities. With fuel costs so high, these small, rural airports with passenger "load factors" between 12% and 63% will be waving goodbye to Delta. Some of the small airports Delta will stop serving currently receive hundreds of thousands per year in "Essential Air Service " subsidies from the Federal government. It's not enough, however, to keep airlines serving them if costs for fuel stay high. Wouldn't be surprised to see other airlines make comparable announcements for other US cities - coming at us faster than a speeding train if Republicans demand that EAS subsidies be eliminated to protect the corpora...

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