Conspiracy theories leave a bad taste in my mouth, and I'm more prone to make fun of them than anything, but I'm getting the creepy feeling that the Proglodytes are trying to isolate Americans, or limit travel. With higher gas prices, that makes automotive travel across country expensive. Now this wild increase in restrictions on the airlines will limit air travel for average Americans. Are they working their way towards a world where only government officials and the elite educators and big corporate guys can travel around? The rest of us might be only able to do so by the government-run trains. That won't be good.