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You Can't Get There From Here (Directly)

Squeezed by fuel costs, airlines are cutting nonstop service between New York and 25 cities.
[N]onstop flights between New York City and 25 other cities - including upstate Binghamton and Tucson - will disappear. Service to another 55 cities will be cut, according to Crain's New York Business. "We're losing service to a lot of cities," Rick Seaney, chief executive of, told Crain's.

Delta Airlines is operating its last flight to Binghamton on Sept. 6, and Continental Airlines is doing away with flights to Tucson. Altogether, Delta is trimming 16 nonstop routes, including flights to Albuquerque and Myrtle Beach, S.C., Crain's found. Continental is cutting 14 flights from its lineup, including those headed to Salt Lake City and San Jose, Calif. American Airlines is dumping 14 cities from its roster, including Charlotte, N.C., and Memphis.

Crain's predicted service to some large cities will also be trimmed as a result of higher fares. The changes have put convention and tourism officials on alert. "We have to keep a close eye on the situation," a spokeswoman for NYC & Company told the magazine.
It's not clear from this short article, but I think you can still fly nonstop to some of the mentioned cities, just not via the airlines listed.

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