The Beginning of the End for Independence Air

A certain airline based at Washington-Dulles announced that it will stop service on January 5 to Chicago, Manchester, NH, Jacksonville, FL, and Buffalo, NY.

At first this doesn't seem like a big deal. After all, many airlines have announced that they will trim back on unprofitable routes. But this is different - because the announcement comes from the mouth of that upstart carrier, that airline that decided to 'go its own way' and break away from a secure contract - Independence Air.

But I see this as the beginning of the end for Indy Air. Rumors are swirling that it will shut down the first week of January, after the holiday season travel rush is over.