Posts Tagged ‘airline deregulation’

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    Pricing Airline Tickets

    Aug 27, 10 • 108 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic HistoryNo Comments

    During the 1970s, a ticket to fly between New York and Washington, D.C. cost $50 whereas one between Los Angeles and San Francisco-almost twice the distance-cost only $40.  Why? Before deregulation in 1978, the interstate airline industry was...

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    Baseball Games and Airline Fares

    Jun 29, 10 • 106 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic DebatesNo Comments

    How much will the San Francisco Giants charge for a baseball ticket? It all depends on, “past ticket sales, the day and time of the game, the teams’ records, the pitching match-up, the weather, the going rate on resale Web sites like StubHub and...

  • Blanket Competition

    Feb 12, 10 • 119 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Hearing that American Airlines was charging eight dollars for a blanket and pillow brought back memories of airline deregulation, Eastern Airlines, and People Express. Does anyone remember the Eastern Shuttle? With a government given monopoly on flights...