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Bitter NYT Laments 'Gift to Travelers,' 'People With Money' as GOP Stops Politically Motivated Flight Delays

Times reporter Jonathan Weisman is bitter over a Republican sequester victory that will end flight delays caused by FAA furloughs: "The action also brought charges that lawmakers known for ...
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Worse Than a Hurricane? New York Times Hypes Effect of Sequester on Air Travel

Times reporter Matthew Wald blows some hot air in the name of dramatizing imminent federal budget cuts: "Airlines and airports across the country are preparing for across-the-board federal ...

Despite Huge Fuel Cost Increases, Networks Criticize Airfare Hikes

Media reports suggest fuel prices are an excuse, show little sympathy for concept of profit.

Forbes Writer Warns of $20 Gas; Envisions a Utopia Nearly Without Cars

Christopher Steiner tells NBC's 'Today' hikes in gas prices would mean bankrupt airlines and death of big-box retailers like Wal-Mart.

'World News Now' Finds 'Good News for Air Travel,' Leaves Out Merger

Cable channel cites airfare sales, no mention of merger creating world's largest airline.

Media Error Causes Steep Loss for United Airlines

2002 story about airline's bankruptcy leads to Wall Street panic shares fall as low as a penny.

CBS Highlights Southwest's Smart Business Practices

'Evening News' shows how discount carrier maintained profitable streak through oil hedging and simplified business model.

ABC, CBS Ignores Zero Deaths, Fewer Airline Crashes

Only NBC reports on zero-fatality year for air travel industry after the three networks pound airlines for delays and higher fares.

Networks Report Zero Upside to Delta/Northwest Merger

Evening news shows ignore positives of industry consolidation for consumers and improvements in long-term stability of the industry.
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