FROM MSNBC REGARDING FLYING TO ORLANDO:
"The nation's top travel destinations, Las Vegas and Orlando, depend on a high volume of relatively low-priced flights to keep the tourists and conventioneers coming. But both cities take a hit whenever the airlines cut back. This time around, US Airways is slicing its Vegas hub in half, and Delta Airlines is dropping service to Orlando from more than a dozen cities.
The solution? Casino resorts and tourist attractions may subsidize airlines to keep flying passengers into town. Or they'll help fund startups whose sole mission is to fly into Las Vegas or Orlando. In the late 1990s, for instance, several Las Vegas casinos helped launch National Airlines. It flew for a few years, until the other carriers beefed up their Sin City service. And Disney has frequently toyed with the idea of launching its own airline or going into a branded partnership with an existing carrier. Don't be shocked if you see Air Disney shuttling fliers into Orlando in the years to come."