The financial situations at both American and Delta just aren't
getting any better. At Delta, a fourth quarter loss of $2.2 billion
made 2004 the airline's worst-ever. At American, continued losses
have forced the carrier to forego 54 of 56 aircraft ordered from
Boeing. The trickle-down economics of aviation have, for these
airlines, become torrents of red ink. And yet, through it all,
low-cost carrier Southwest continues to profit.
New Tests Show 17 Percent Of Planes Still Contaminated
Far from improving, it appears the drinking water on board
commercial passenger aircraft is actually getting worse. Now, the
EPA is warning passengers with "compromised" immune systems: Don't
drink the water.