Posts Tagged ‘airline deregulation’

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    Airline Mergers and Coffee

    Feb 23, 12 • 186 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Labor, Regulation, UncategorizedNo 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

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    Pricing Airline Tickets

    Aug 27, 10 • 179 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 • 172 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 • 190 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