Labor Day Delays
August 29, 2007
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  • With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, many Americans will be heading out of town. Unfortunately, while the weekend promises to be wonderful and relaxing, getting to your destination is sure to be the opposite. Those driving may be stuck in beach traffic and those flying will be stuck in an all together different sort of mess.

    In an effort to squeeze as much money as possible out of the flying public this weekend, the airlines will over-schedule and over-book well beyond capacity. And passengers so looking forward to their vacation will have to sit in a tarmac traffic jam, until, hopefully not too long after the scheduled departure time, the plane finally takes off.

    It’s a shame that vacations are disrupted, delayed and otherwise inconvenienced because airline CEOs are more interested in their own pocketbooks than the best interest of their customers.