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CrushTheDLC Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:56 PM
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I suspect pure corporate greed behind the latest "terramania"
Airlines want to sell you drinks - so leave your water and Gatorade at home
Airlines want to charge you to use headphones - How DARE you bring an I-POD on board! (Not to mention the Nazis of the RIAA who would rather they didn't exist at all)

Ridiculously overpriced airport shops want to sell stuff - how convenient if nobody has any soap, shampoo, mouthwash, hair gel, etc. when they arrive at their destinations.

Remember the "Duct tape and plastic sheeting" hype back in 2002? And remember that the owners of Home Depot and the #1 duct tape manufacturer turned out to be huge Chimp donors? ;)
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:58 PM
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1. Oh yes, that's it...the airlines are making so much money
with their stocks dropping like a rock, canceled flights, canceled bookings from fearful passengers and everybody and their grandmother demanding compensation. Right. :sarcasm:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:03 PM
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2. man, was this some marketing brainstorm
like, were they sitting around going, you know when you go to the movies and all the shit you buy is so over-priced? Well, there you go.

I agree. It makes more sense than anything else.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:21 PM
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3. They give you that stuff at the hotel if you need it...
Also, you can CHECK That stuff. You just can't take it on the plane with you.
Duckie
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:27 PM
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4. Airlines also like to sell tickets.
Making people afraid of flying isn't a very good marketing campaign towards that end.
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