Airlines pressuring Congress on oil-price speculation

The airlines and their Washington lobbying allies, including numerous labor and groups and organizations, have joined forces, asking their customers to help pressure Congress to deal with oil-price speculation. Part of the effort is described in an AP story at this link:

Monday update: A longer news story appeared in the onliner version of a trade pub, Air Transport World:

 Here's some thoughts on the effort from PlaneBuzz, a respected (at least by me and many others) blog run by Holly Hegeman that's widely read in the airline business.