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Passengers and airlines under pressure

The nation’s air travelers may be wondering whether last week’s three airline shutdowns signal more trouble ahead. But a bigger concern this spring may be the likelihood of more flight delays, jammed planes and even higher ticket prices. With rising fuel costs, fewer planes in the sky and heightened safety concerns with aging aircraft, travelers can expect flights to be more expensive, crowded and late, giving passengers more reasons not to fly this year. “It sure is a lot more expensive to fly these days,” said Barry Trupp, a farmer who lives outside of Denver and was flying back home from Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday. “I wonder if a lot more people will take driving vacations.” For the full story visit http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-airlines7apr07,1,6984829.story

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