Continental to Cancel Flights to Avoid Fines

As a business traveler, this is troubling news:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100309/ap_on_bi_ge/us_continental_airlines_cancellations

Due to the government’s knee-jerk reaction, the cost of travel will be rising sharply. Now, I hate getting trapped on the plane too, but the cost of these fine (and the costs associated with avoiding them) *will* be passed on to consumers….as will difficulty in getting where we’re going. Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it?

TJK

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