Posts Tagged ‘US Airways’

  • Airline Mergers

    Oligopoly: Airline Mergers

    Feb 12, 13 • 654 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Households, Labor, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    A 1962 song said, “Breaking Up is Hard To Do.” Even more so, it is tough to get together and create an oligopoly. When Continental and United merged during 2010, it took 14 months to solve their coffee problem. The difficulties began when a 14...

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    Your Airfare and Airline Profits

    Jul 1, 12 • 165 Views • Labor, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    What does your airline ticket pay for? In order of size, these represent the expenses for a US Airways flight according to WSJ journalist Scott McCartney: Fuel (close to 30%) Salaries (maybe 20%) Buying and leasing planes (16%) Federal taxes (14%) Total...