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Response to penultimate (Reply #67)

Thu May 1, 2014, 11:44 AM

68. They establish those rules and then routinely ignore them

They can hardly be blamed for ignoring them. The person scanning tickets has generally 80-300 people to get through the gate in a short period of time. They can hardly be expected to hold up the line policing everyone who brings on too many carry-ons. People routinely take advantage of this.

You also have consumers that seem to only care about what the base ticket price is because all they know to do is compare apples to oranges. If one airline charges $200 for a ticket between A and B and another charges $205 for the same route, which one do you think the consumer is going to select regardless of fees? The entire system rewards airlines which collect revenue through fees rather than tickets.

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