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A Closer Look (Low Prices, Long Delays) #791140

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A closer look at cheap air fares & their impact on the nation's airports this summer introduced; air travel statistics cited.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The long travel delays due to lower fares & low cost carriers examined; city airports with expected delays outlined on screen. [FAA administrator Marion BLAKEY†- expresses concern about this challenge.] [TRAVELLERS - comment.] Statistics on passenger increases when Southwest added flights on a Philadelphia-Providence, Rhode Island, route cited. [In Washington, Independence Air Rick DeLISI†- says we look forward to more air traffic.] [Travelocity editor-at-large Amy ZIFF†- says we don't have a system ready to handle all of the travel.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Stark, Lisa

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