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Flying improving in the US? Give me a break.

The Wall Street Journal had an article recently about how flying is improving that left me scratching my head.

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Although they claim that the data supports this assertion, anecdotal evidence (e.g. talking to other consultants) says just the opposite: They all suck. A little perspective may help here. The Economist (in a recent article on the proposed merger between US Airways & American Airlines) had a great quote which I think sums up the situation perfectly:

Skytrax, an influential rater of airlines, gives just three stars out of five to America’s main carriers, putting them on a par with Papua New Guinea’s national airline, Air Niugini.

Welcome to hell.

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  1. January 23, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    There is an old saying by M&A guys….putting 2 crummy companies together does not create a good company, it only creates a bigger crummy company. The airlines would do well to keep that in mind.

    Be well.

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