Shifting Skies

The skies were not friendly to travelers in 2006, and while they won't be much kinder in 2007, there are some positive developments afoot for passengers.

Coming off a year of airline bankruptcies, domestic routes being slashed, and airfares skyrocketing between 10 percent to 18 percent, 2007 could be viewed as an improvement on a couple of fronts. First, seating capacity is expected to inch higher, and second, airfares should rise a more modest 3 percent to 5 percent.

That is,

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