Big media thrilled with the skill and fortitude with which the cartel leaves hundreds of thousands stranded on what is now a regular basis. They have also shown empathy for the airlines and have reported selective spoon fed information making the cartel out as victims. Of course greed is a major exacerbator of irregular ops. And of course, Americans flyers must be losing millions in hotel and cruise no shows which can run into the thousands. Chances of not arriving used to be remote, but November- April now you better think twice before plunking down thousands in advance. An unbought media would be all over this of course.