Posts Tagged ‘airline deregulation’

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    Low Costs and Big Benefits for Spirit Airlines

    May 13, 12 • 534 Views • No Comments

    Spirit Airlines is doing everything it can to charge us less for a seat on one of its planes. One gentleman paid $77 for a round trip seat between Chicago and Fort Lauderdale. Just the seat. How much more could he have paid? You might want to try matching...  [read more]

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    Airline Mergers and Coffee

    Feb 23, 12 • 275 Views • No Comments

    What to do when one airline uses a potent Starbucks bean, the other a weak Fresh Brew blend and they merge? After 14 months, Continental and United finally decided. Described in Bloomberg Businessweek, our story starts with a 14 member beverage committee and...  [read more]

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    Pricing Airline Tickets

    Aug 27, 10 • 272 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    Baseball Games and Airline Fares

    Jun 29, 10 • 274 Views • No 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...  [read more]

  • Blanket Competition

    Feb 12, 10 • 326 Views • No 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...  [read more]