Can Airlines Bring Costs Down to Earth?

In a world where flying is becoming a commodity, the big carriers are strapped with overhead that's becoming unbearable

More than a year after the September 11 attacks decimated air travel, the airline industry is still facing sharp criticism for out-of-control expenses. The latest broadside: Cost-structure analysis from Unisys R2A Transportation Management Consultants that shows why the major carriers still can't compare to consistently profitable Southwest Airlines (LUV ).

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