Higher oil, fewer flights

Last week, USA Today delivered a colorful map visualization — of course they did — about the changes in domestic air service spurred by the increasing price of oil. Colors points out who are getting flights (New Orleans is a winner; a rebound?) and the larger number of losers. Mouse-over the states to get details on specific airports. Boston, for instance, is losing 4.5% of its seats this October.

  1. This is worth noting when choosing vacation destinations and if you are planning meetings.
  2. It also offers a cautionary tale about waiting too late for getting a flight ticket.
  3. It points out how much more demand there might be for passenger rail, especially for medium-haul trips.

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