A sorry situation: America held hostage by the aerogangsteros-the.worst flight you've endured very likely to be your next one. Packed, airless planes, passengers jammed into seats they can't even select when they are paying top dollar, families separated, flight attendants unconcerned about safety ushering people out of seats and hawking Pringles. Delays galore and the aircartel blatantly crowing that they own the skies and the barriers to entry damning all of us to the ordeal they have created-the endless boarding process, absurd fees and them thanking we the choiceless for flying with them-they appreciate our business even as they have turned flying into a cruel social experiment. U.S. DOT a toothless regulator that refuses to tell travelers that revenue based frequent flyer programs are worthless for almost everyone. What would the futurologists of the 1970's say if they saw the abomination of American air travel 2015? Since the Justice Department has now cottoned on that seat discipline is price fixing, we now learn that airline CEOs and Wall Street are not only making blood money, a lot of it is dirty money. Perhaps the greatest irony is the high spenders who think the airlines can be trusted in the face of all available evidence that this is the most unscrupulous industry in modern day America, outrunning their sleazoid competitors, will not screw them-just look they will screw even their highest $$$$$ customers. We need cutthroat competition, dozens of airlines and airlines must fail once in awhile like other businesses-this is mass transit and most travelers who pay their own way want LOW FARES, especially after the airlines colluded, conspired, confederated and agreed to decimate their frequent flyer programs.