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My3cents Discussion Discussion - Cost of Airline Tickets

Review by my3cents on 2001-10-14
Do you think with the wave of government aid flowing to the commercial airline companies, the government should have included a clause to keep airline prices reasonable?
Comments:6 Replies - Latest reply on 2001-10-17
Posted by gail53202 on 2001-10-14:
Definitely. The airlines have been taking advantage of consumers for years, and now they face a few weeks of financial hardships and they start crying to the government. Right after they started receiving aid, their prices were jacked right back up.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-10-14:
I personally feel that the government should have never bailed them out to begin with! Then maybe they would finally get a taste of what competition is really like, and consumers would finally see some fair prices.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-10-14:
Airlines are one of the worst monopolies around. It is unfortunate, but even the government must bend when they start crying bankruptcyk, since our sagging economy is so dependent upon travel.
Posted by chemman on 2001-10-16:
I can feel for the airlines hard times, we are all experiencing them but I don't see why they are singled out and given such a huge package. Every industry, with maybe the exception of government and military related, has been suffering some very hard times this last month. When is Bush going to give the retailers of America 15B? or the car companies? and the most important question is-where is all this money going to come from? We'll be paying for it in the future with tax increases while also paying the higher costs for flights and services. The big industries will be winning twice and leaving the consumers as the big losers!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-10-16:
You go Chemman! I agree 120%!
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-10-17:
I don't understand why the airlines are so special? What about all the other suffering industries? What about the Hotel industry? The travel agencies? The tourism industry?

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