Herb Kelleher, the iconic co-founder of Southwest Airlines who stepped down
as chairman Wednesday, said flying could become something that only business
travelers or the affluent can afford, much as it was in the 1950s and '60s."You
may see a lot less air service across the United States, and that's really a
shame," Kelleher said. "We are heading back in that direction."
Fuel prices aren't coming back down anytime soon, and without cheap oil,
air travel will not be a viable method for folks to get around our state.