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Will air travel ever be enjoyable again? | Editorial

Will air travel ever be enjoyable again? | Editorial

If you have a good memory, you may recall the days when air travel was actually fun. A grand adventure, even, something you anticipated with excitement.

Air travel is far more frustrating these days, anticipated with dread, as evidenced by the chaos that erupted at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this week.

There's plenty of blame to go around for the near-riot that broke out Monday night after Spirit Airlines suddenly canceled several flights.

And while we're sympathetic to travelers left stranded because of a pay dispute between the airline and its pilots, it is not OK to scream at airline workers and challenge them "to step outside to fight,"...

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