Why Air Travel Sucks (And Is About To Get Worse) | More Perfect Union

The JetBlueSpirit merger is about to make flying even worse. Four airlines already control 82% of the U.S. market. If JetBlue is allowed to buy up one of the few low-cost airlines, it will cut flights and hike prices industry-wide. Aviation expert William McGee from the American Economic Liberties Project spoke with our producer Paula Pecorella about the looming merger and why flying keeps getting more hellish. It wasn’t always this bad. Decades ago, flight delays were rare, and planes had gourmet food and spiral staircases. Then deregulation happened.