If people don't start taking the crises of the day a little more
seriously, I predict that on Jan. 1, 2000, all the nations
accepting the euro will catch fire as a result of global warming or
will be struck by a liberated hunk of Antarctic ice. Also,
commissions will be cut again.
The industry cheered the first CRS bookings made for travel in
2000, suggesting that the dreaded Y2K bug has been successfully
stomped. Ironically, the passengers who booked the tickets were
disappointed because they actually were hoping to travel back in
Airports responded coolly to a DOT review that sought to
determine if they contribute to a hindrance of airline competition.
The two major airport associations denied having any such impact
and called the review "an inquiry in search of a problem." Besides,
airports are so busy hindering passengers, when would they even
have the time to hinder airline competition?