State of the Airlines

Thursday, January 06, 2005

NEWS: Some agents steer travelers away from US Airways

"Some travel agents fear more disruptions at US Airways and are booking clients with time-sensitive travel plans on other airlines. The airline canceled hundreds of flights and mishandled thousands of pieces of luggage during the Christmas weekend after a wave of workers called in sick. " Source:USA TODAY/Associated Press (1/4)

My Commentary: US Airways is beginning to accelerate towards the black hole of liquidation. The problems for them grow more complex every day. Costing cutting simply is not enough. Their labor force is angry and recent events have pushed public confidence in US Airways to all new lows. And now travel agents won't even throw them a life line. My guess? They will be done in the first quarter of 2005.