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FRONTLINE | "Flying Cheap" Trailer | PBS

Duration: 00:31
Program: Frontline #2810

Is the aviation system being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver cheap, safe service? FRONTLINE explores the rise of the regional airline carriers and the hazards of "Flying Cheap."

One year after the deadliest domestic airline accident in seven years, FRONTLINE investigates the crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, NY, and discovers a dramatically changed airline industry, where regional carriers now account for half of the nation's daily departures. The rise of the regionals and arrival of low-cost carriers have been a huge boon to consumers, and the industry insists that the skies remain safe. But many insiders are worried that now, thirty years after airline deregulation, the aviation system is being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver service that is both cheap and safe. Watch "Flying Cheap" on air and online beginning Tuesday, February 9 on PBS (check local listings) and at www.pbs.org

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Post Date: February 4, 2010