Anyone who has flown for the past few decades would have to acknowledge this is truly a low point for air travel. Post mergers-something that should never have been allowed, the airline CEO's promise Hedge Funds and Private Equity that their long sought after windfall is on the way. Each carrier tries to be worse than the other-with so few choices available to the American flyer. The flagrant disregard, often thuggery, shown towards passengers is astonishing, especially since 2010. I can't be the only one floored by the purposeful war that was declared against passengers who loyally flew particular airlines for long years. Meanwhile, the US DOT is transparently toothless, unwilling to hold the airlines to account in any meaningful way. They have stood silent as the travelers experience deteriorates on a daily basis. Now, however, they are flexing their muscles to keep Norwegian airlines from getting a foothold in the US Market. The reality is that only a handful of U.S. passengers are choosing their carriers. Instead, the carriers are choosing to fly them (after they divvy up the nations hubs) on their terms at their convenience and our watchdog has rolled over, again and again.