Airline Industry / Delta-Continental-Northwest Agreement / Discount Airlines / Service Cutbacks #708825
NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 23, 2002
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(Studio: Brian Williams) An agreement between Delta, Continental and Northwest Airlines that will connect their domestic and international service reported.
(Washington: Robert Hager) The profits shown by smaller airline companies at a time when larger carriers are facing huge losses featured; losses and profits of several companies cited. [Passenger Allen McNAIR- comments on getting discount tickets.] [Southwest Airlines CFO Gary KELLY- says their operating costs are about half of the major airlines.] [Airline passenger advocate Terry TRIPLER- comments on the efficiency of the smaller companies.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Dallas: Jim Cummins) Cutbacks in service by the major airlines in the hope of turning their financial troubles around featured. [Business traveler Jerry KAISER- comments on the cancellation of flights to Chicago.] [American Airlines Tim DOKE- comments on reducing the number of flights.] [Bestfares.com Tom PARSONS- comments on the cutbacks which will save the airlines money.]
- Cummins, Jim;
- Hager, Robert;
- Williams, Brian
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