21 airlines fined for fixing passenger, cargo fees

A British Airways plane is seen from Terminal 4 moving along the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in London, early Saturday, March 20, 2010. A three-day strike by British Airways cabin crew affecting thousands of travelers began Saturday after last-ditch talks between the airline's management and union leaders collapsed. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

March 6, 2011 8:27:23 AM PST
When the airline industry took a nose dive a decade ago, executives at global carriers scrambled to find a quick fix to avoid financial ruin.