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Old 10-06-2017, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Originally Posted by SportyandMisty View Post
Actually, you do not know that because it is not true.

Prices are down, not up. The federal government's over-arching goal has been to get more people in the air because airline travel is safer than automobile travel. Young families who go see the grandparents are safer flying than driving, so the government does things to encourage it. That is why prices are down.

Airline travel was once quite comfortable:







But it was expensive. Now it is inexpensive because the government wants the less affluent to fly.

So now we have this on commercial airplanes:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZQ5EYjh...ssengershaming










Thank your government.
why is this the governments fault?? this is the fault of John q. public. business are around to make a profit. John and Jane consumer have become the "Walmart" generation. We want every thing for 99 cent.

Yes air travel was comfortable, it also was ridiculously expensive so only a few could afford it.

You're blaming the government because people are pigs???

you mean only rich people know to wear a shirt in public places? and truthfully I'm not believing air fare is all that cheap. all they (the airlines) have done is done "fuzzy math". they tell you the fare is uber, uber low but few people actually end up paying that fare. after taxes, seating fee, bag fee, being a male fee, being a female fee, paper ticket fee, electronic ticket fee, seat fee, standup fee and every thing in between, it's just as expensive.


http://time.com/money/4501949/airlines-41-billion-fees/
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Wow. It has been a while since I have seen such a remarkable and easily refutable distortion of the truth. All one has to do is read the link you posted followed by the two links I posted to see how deceptive you are being. Nice try.
I can't rep you without being being promiscuous, so I'll just say two thumbs up.

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Old 10-09-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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why is this the governments fault?? ... You're blaming the government because people are pigs???
I did not say it is the government's fault.

I refuted a separate poster's claim (poster: rodentraiser) that when the government reduces regulations that prices go up.

Rodentraiser said: "All I know is every time a business gets itself unregulated, prices go up and service gets worse. All you have to do to see that is compare flying from 20 years ago to flying today."

Clearly, two things happened: The airline industry pricing was deregulated and prices came down as a result. This was good for everyone except the shareholders of Pan Am, Braniff, TWA, Western Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Mohawk, PSA and others.
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