Although US passenger airlines are enjoying record traffic, the number of people they employ continues to decline, according to the US DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics. BTS reported that the airlines employed a total of 451,915 workers in April 2005, 2.8% fewer than in April 2004. The seven network carriers--American, United, Delta, Northwest, Continental, US Airways and Alaska--employed 304,761 full- and part-time workers, down 6.1% from April 2004. Low-cost carriers reported ...

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