You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #2: Deregulation brought greatly brought down the price of airline tickets. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 06:49 PM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -Dereuglation of airlines....so 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 
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC