Posts Tagged ‘airline deregulation’

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    Plane Train Competition

    Aug 16, 12 • 421 Views • No Comments

    Should government subsidize a railroad? Our story starts during the 1970s when you could fly from New York to Washington, D.C. on the Eastern shuttle. Eastern left hourly (!) and guaranteed a seat to everyone who showed up for the flight. Imagine, coffee cup......  [read more]

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    Low Costs and Big Benefits for Spirit Airlines

    May 13, 12 • 854 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 • 445 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 • 487 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 • 471 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]