Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco
Because there are a number of assumptions, business assumptions, that never came to be and based on that the company is billions in debt. So now you're in a situation where you either need to cut people to save the ship or let everybody drown. Good luck with that. I'll never fly American Airlines or US Airways because they ****ing suck.
That's what I was going to say...the only people who fly AA do so because they have no other choice. Same with Delta. If there were actual competition between airlines instead of every airline having their own hubs and regions where they're the de facto sole carriers, this wouldn't have ever become an issue in the first place.
Same with cable companies today, same with telephone service back in the day. The illusion of choice that props up companies who would otherwise fail when faced with legitimate competition goes directly against the alleged free market.