As seen yesterday on this blog, the airlines like to blame our air traffic control system for any problem that arises. While all segments of aviation agree that modernizing ATC is very important, the NextGen system “is not likely to significantly improve air travel until 2020.” (link)
Are passengers expected to put up with delays like this summer’s for more than a decade? It’s time for the airlines to step up to the plate and help solve the problem – in 2007, not 2020. Putting an end to overscheduling would be a good starting point.