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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 06:49 PM
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2. Deregulation brought greatly brought down the price of airline tickets.
I think that is a good thing. I agree that there should be no bailouts. If an airline is mismanaged and goes bankrupt, well so be it. That is the punishment for bad management.
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  -Dereuglation of that's what we wanted? Sara Beverley  Dec-27-04 06:41 PM   #0 
  - Everyday there is more reason to avoid flying  in search of sanity   Dec-27-04 06:46 PM   #1 
  - I dunno - let the bad airlines die off, good ones will replace them!  wormhole   Dec-28-04 01:49 PM   #30 
  - Deregulation brought greatly brought down the price of airline tickets.  Silverhair   Dec-27-04 06:49 PM   #2 
  - Southwest model  CatholicEdHead   Dec-27-04 07:00 PM   #3 
  - I have a hard time believing that.  Silverhair   Dec-27-04 07:12 PM   #4 
     - american eagle pilots...  ret5hd   Dec-27-04 08:09 PM   #8 
     - Yep  CatholicEdHead   Dec-27-04 08:27 PM   #9 
  - Not really...  punpirate   Dec-27-04 07:26 PM   #5 
  - You are right on. And yes, it is quite that simple!  Sara Beverley   Dec-27-04 08:47 PM   #10 
  - It has worked for me. I pay lower prices for tickets than I used to.  Silverhair   Dec-27-04 08:51 PM   #12 
     - Along with people's wages, except for the CEO's  Bluebear   Dec-27-04 09:05 PM   #14 
     - Bought a round-trip from...  punpirate   Dec-28-04 01:18 PM   #28 
  - Unfortunately it's not quite that simple.  ocelot   Dec-27-04 07:41 PM   #7 
     - Deregulation has meant mismangement by the airlines, not government.  Sara Beverley   Dec-27-04 08:48 PM   #11 
        - No, not exactly.  ocelot   Dec-27-04 09:06 PM   #15 
           - Not exactly  OldLeftieLawyer   Dec-27-04 09:34 PM   #19 
              - You make a very good point, and it's great to hear from someone  ocelot   Dec-27-04 09:49 PM   #21 
  - As one who flew quite a bit before deregulation  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-27-04 07:30 PM   #6 
  - So you won't mind pay extra. I would. I am a cheapskate.  Silverhair   Dec-27-04 08:56 PM   #13 
  - Try cramped conditions for 10 hours to Japan  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-27-04 09:08 PM   #16 
     - At what price difference? NT  Silverhair   Dec-27-04 09:18 PM   #17 
        - Do you worry about the airline employees at all?  Bluebear   Dec-27-04 09:20 PM   #18 
           - I reject your attempt to use guilt to manipulate me.  Silverhair   Dec-27-04 09:35 PM   #20 
              - Go ahead and "reject" all you want.  Bluebear   Dec-27-04 10:03 PM   #23 
                 - I once knew an electronic engineer who lost his job at 58.  Silverhair   Dec-27-04 10:40 PM   #24 
                    - You gamble for a living?  Solon   Dec-27-04 11:14 PM   #25 
                       - Yes, but the way I play poker it isn't "gambling".  Silverhair   Dec-28-04 06:29 AM   #26 
  - if I had to pay a couple hundred dollars more, I could never fly  InvisibleBallots   Dec-28-04 07:23 AM   #27 
  - I thought it was Reagan who did most of the deregulation...  itzamirakul   Dec-27-04 09:58 PM   #22 
  - What else has worked under deregulation?  DainBramaged   Dec-28-04 01:44 PM   #29 

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