Bill Catlin

Bill Catlin is an editor responsible for directing MPR News' business and economics coverage.

Stories by Bill Catlin

Will Delta's new fare structure hurt or help the airline industry?

Airlines and passengers have had a month to digest and react to Delta Airlines' dramatic new approach to air fares, called SimpliFares. Delta slashed its most expensive fares by as much as half and eliminated the much-despised Saturday night stay requirement. One Wall Street analyst says the change could cost airlines billions of dollars if it's adopted across the industry. But some experts say the effect may be minor and could even help the industry.