More Americans Are Flying, But Is the Quality of Air Travel Suffering?

August 14, 2019
Americans have wanderlust and it shows. In 2018, U.S. airlines carried a record 889 million passengers, according to the Bureau of Transportation. That's nearly 3 times the size of the population in the United States. With more passengers packing into planes, airlines continue to reduce seat size, charge for baggage and slash service. Is airline quality keeping up with demand? We spoke to Brian Sumers, Senior Aviation Business Editor at Skift about how perks have changed on airplanes.