Higher fares, fewer flights, poorer service – what is the solution for passenger air transport ?

An article in the New York Times (November 21, 2012) describes a 14% drop in flights, a 10% increase in fares and longer lines faced by passengers this Thanksgiving. But the US domestic flights continue to be off limits go foreign airlines. Should low cost airlines like Ryanair and full service airlines like British Airways be permitted to offer domestic US flights ? Will increased flights, even restricted to airports with significantly reduced service, enable lower fares and higher service ? Will similar changes across the world make air travel demand increase while improving service ?

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