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Get 'Em Out By Friday, or Don't. They Can Just Wait

This December 4 Star Trib article talks about how airplanes are starting to be fuller and fuller. It says that the reason for the packed flights is because the airlines are charging less for each ticket in order to steal people from competitors. This means that when flights are canceled or delayed, the next available flights get filled up faster, resulting in all too many people getting stuck and missing appointments and such. This title and tone of the beginning of this article suggest that it will make a horrible villain of the airline industry for forcing this change, but the industry can't really be blamed for the economic and political problems, including the "tech bubble burst" and 9/11. The article closes with the statement that the problems probably won't end soon. So, the villain of this article is neither the consumer nor the airline industry, but the rest of reality.