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A Closer Look (Success Stories) #727336

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics cited on the cost of flying per mile for major versus low-cost airlines.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) How low-cost carriers survive by keeping costs down examined; scenes shown from a JetBlue flight; details given of comparative costs. [TRAVELLER - favors JetBlue over Delta.] [JetBlue Airways CEO David NEELEMAN†- cites the inefficiencies in the large carriers' system.] [Aviation analyst Ray NEIDL†- says low-cost carriers are skimming the cream of the crop.] The view that government help is allowing badly run airlines to survive noted. [Aviation analyst Darryl JENKINS†- says inefficient carriers should be allowed to go belly up.]

Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa

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