Here in the United States, it now costs money to check bags, something that used to be free before. Meals are non-existent at all, and there are times that beverages are also being served for a fee. And there is this rumor that one airline will remove trans-Atlantic meal services altogether, replacing it with a buy-on-board program, selling expensive meals while in-flight.
Yes, part of it is due to the high price of gas. But why is it that other airlines in other parts of the world are still able to deliver a better product, while those here in the United States cannot? I suppose I do not fully understand the economics of the aviation industry; after all, I am not an expert in the field.
I suppose the above video illustrates what is going on right now. Watch it for a laugh.