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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 10:37 AM
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23. socialism
where does the law say that airlines can't financially slap travelers faces?
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  -Senator Schumer Fights Airline Carry-on Bag Fee cal04  Apr-11-10 09:12 AM   #0 
  - I'd worry about war and junk like that.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 09:17 AM   #1 
  - are you THAT ignorant of how airline ticketing works?  ProdigalJunkMail   Apr-11-10 09:21 AM   #2 
  - Inform me  Wilms   Apr-11-10 09:42 AM   #4 
     - flights are scheduled and priced based on demand...  ProdigalJunkMail   Apr-11-10 10:34 AM   #21 
        - Just checked prices and they're below levels fifteen years ago.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 10:40 AM   #24 
           - ignorant is a statement of fact...not rudeness  ProdigalJunkMail   Apr-11-10 10:44 AM   #26 
              - Sorry your route is so unforgiving.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 10:48 AM   #29 
                 - one route??? riiiight...  ProdigalJunkMail   Apr-11-10 11:33 AM   #34 
                    - I didn't doubt your experience. You questioned mine.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 01:15 PM   #37 
                    - and your fact shoot your assertion that fares are down to hell  ProdigalJunkMail   Apr-11-10 02:04 PM   #44 
                    - I think it explains each of our experiences, actually.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 02:12 PM   #47 
                    - Can we talk of the  blueamy66   Apr-11-10 02:17 PM   #49 
                       - I don't disagree that service got crimped.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 02:27 PM   #50 
                    - Sounds like you might be the abberation, not Wilms  CLANG   Apr-11-10 03:17 PM   #57 
  - So really the airlines are doing us a FAVOR!!! I never thought of that!  ret5hd   Apr-11-10 09:41 AM   #3 
  - I didn't argue that, I said that fees are lower.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 09:44 AM   #5 
     - Ok but do you know a single person who travels with zero bags on a plane (under or in the cabin?)  MidwestTransplant   Apr-11-10 09:51 AM   #6 
     - Business day trippers and weekend travelers.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-11-10 10:03 AM   #11 
     - OIt's a way to hold tickets prices down.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 10:08 AM   #12 
     - Well Wilms, maybe you don't realize the extent to which taxpayer dollars SUBSIDIZE PRIVATE AIRLINES  KittyWampus   Apr-11-10 10:12 AM   #15 
        - In which case the prices should go up. n/t  Wilms   Apr-11-10 10:14 AM   #17 
  - Perhaps when they start trying to charge separately for  hlthe2b   Apr-11-10 10:02 AM   #10 
     - Except that isn't what is happening.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 10:10 AM   #13 
     - Next is right... Just wait.  hlthe2b   Apr-11-10 10:11 AM   #14 
     - So if the price is lowered by a dollar, and then raised fifty cents for the bathroom you lost out?  Wilms   Apr-11-10 10:13 AM   #16 
     - Hidden fees don't impact you and me--they may annoy, BUT  hlthe2b   Apr-11-10 10:31 AM   #20 
     - I'm actually think beyond my bottom line.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 10:43 AM   #25 
        - TIcket prices are not that much lower...  hlthe2b   Apr-11-10 10:45 AM   #27 
           - Didn't realize I was rude to you. Explain?  Wilms   Apr-11-10 10:49 AM   #30 
     - please stop arguing prices are LOWER  ProdigalJunkMail   Apr-11-10 10:36 AM   #22 
        - Mine are lower. Shoot me. n/t  Wilms   Apr-11-10 10:50 AM   #31 
           - You keep claiming that without any proof. I can claim I'm an astronaut.  uppityperson   Apr-11-10 11:14 AM   #33 
           - I lie about airline ticket prices whenever I can.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 01:16 PM   #38 
              - anyone can claim anything on the internets.  uppityperson   Apr-11-10 02:08 PM   #45 
                 - Yes. You can claim that you're participating in good faith.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 02:15 PM   #48 
                    - Asking for proof of an assertions=calling you a liar? Wrong.  uppityperson   Apr-11-10 02:44 PM   #51 
           - Bang!  Dr.Phool   Apr-11-10 11:39 AM   #35 
           - Thanks.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 01:16 PM   #39 
           - However, you said "they're below levels fifteen years ago", not "mine" but "they"  uppityperson   Apr-11-10 02:48 PM   #52 
              - And I was indeed checking the route I take. (That was the exercise.)  Wilms   Apr-11-10 02:56 PM   #53 
                 - Defensive much? eom and eoc (contact)  uppityperson   Apr-11-10 05:33 PM   #60 
     - wonder what those with illnesses will do when they start charging for bathroom rights  demtenjeep   Apr-11-10 01:20 PM   #40 
        - They'll just charge for the cleanup.  CLANG   Apr-11-10 03:25 PM   #58 
     - You can address the many ways American taxpayers already subsidize private airlines.  KittyWampus   Apr-11-10 10:15 AM   #18 
        - You can address it. Start a thread.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 10:18 AM   #19 
     - Irish Airlines was going to charge to use the loo -- did that happen? n/t  Donnachaidh   Apr-11-10 01:40 PM   #41 
        - I think it was just a single discount airline...  hlthe2b   Apr-11-10 01:43 PM   #42 
  - Why can't they allow you to take your carry-on free, if you have checked baggage?  RC   Apr-11-10 09:52 AM   #7 
  - Chuck, we've been slapped around by the airlines since the 80s  ixion   Apr-11-10 09:55 AM   #8 
  - Airline regulation is under the Treasury Dept?????  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-11-10 10:01 AM   #9 
  - socialism  mdmc   Apr-11-10 10:37 AM   #23 
  - That carry-on fee is bull shit  WolverineDG   Apr-11-10 10:47 AM   #28 
  - Actually you are allowed a single "personal bag" like a purse or laptop case.  ProgressiveProfessor   Apr-11-10 11:43 AM   #36 
  - If you put it under the seat in front of you, it will not be charged  high density   Apr-11-10 03:15 PM   #56 
  - Continental used to be worth the extra fare  WolverineDG   Apr-11-10 10:42 PM   #61 
  - And they wonder why their business keeps plumetting  CLANG   Apr-11-10 03:35 PM   #59 
  - They're charging me a fee because I'd die without my medicine?  DevonRex   Apr-11-10 10:57 AM   #32 
  - Well I'm glad he's tackling the important issues..  walldude   Apr-11-10 01:49 PM   #43 
  - I'm going to start wearing cargo pockets like crazy, and maybe one of those photographer's vests.  grace0418   Apr-11-10 02:09 PM   #46 
  - Well there's always the alternative.  Jkid   Apr-11-10 03:10 PM   #54 
  - Awesome!!! Can he reverse the bullshit liquid ban for carryons while he's at it?  Initech   Apr-11-10 03:10 PM   #55 
  - This is about the best we can get out of the Senate these days...  4_TN_TITANS   Apr-12-10 12:09 PM   #62 
  - If Congress really feels it needs to fidget with airline pricing schedules  customerserviceguy   Apr-13-10 08:27 PM   #63 

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