Why Startups Can't Wait To Fly The Risky Skies

Put aside the wind-in-the-hair romance of it, and the recent history of startup airlines in this country is hardly inspiring. Witness the wreckage of such bold ventures as People Express Airlines Inc. and Presidential Airways Inc. Come to think of it, there isn't much to recommend anything with wings and engines these days. After 10 months of industry turmoil, even United and American are black and blue.

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