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Editorial: Goodbye to Ted and all that
United Airlines' decision to pull the plug on Ted, which it announced last month at the same time that it said it would retire 100 aircraft in response to the record surge in oil prices, means that the curtain finally has come down on what may be the US legacy airline industry's longest-lived and most futile effort to respond to the changing face of airline competition without fundamentally altering its business model.