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    When airlines fail, fliers have few protections

    Airlines have a new attitude toward customers of failed carriers: It's your loss, not ours. With more airlines folding these days, the impact on consumers can be severe.

    Passenger carriers are no longer required to honor tickets of failed competitors because Congress let a government protection for travelers expire in 2006. So when Aloha Airgroup Inc., ATA Airlines Inc. and Skybus Airlines Inc. all shut down last week, some airlines, including the nation's two biggest, refused to accept stranded ticket-holders.

    Also the article shows which airlines are on the "death watch".


    there was a news blurb on this moring about an airline blaming its failure on credit card fees but I missed the story

    here it is

    UPDATE:Frontier Joins List Of Airlines Filing For Bankruptcy
    Last edited by simpleyme; 04-11-2008, 10:33 AM.