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Airlines Gouging the Japanese Wanting to Evacuate

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posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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This is a DailyDoom ep. 15

American and UK Airlines are of course charging as much as $10,000 for a single person to leave Japan. Its absolutely disgusting, Prayers to Japan.


edit on 15-4-2011 by AOA2012 because: Posted wrong vid




posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Those airlines are down right greedy and only want to rich to get out and let the poor die. This makes me sick.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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Hi,

Thats a shame...I did find a story on the price gouging.

The reason I am posting this; the write up has some instructions to try to
get a better price. Maybe this will help someone...


"They ultimately paid the price for the ticket as it was set by Japan Airlines," said Smith. "American has no ability to change prices offered by any other airline. Ideally, in this case they should have contacted American directly at our number in Japan to see what we could do to help or accommodate them with a more attractive price."

Because it was booked through American, the airline collected the fares paid, he said, but ultimately, the majority of the total cost would have been remitted to Japan Airlines.

"However," Smith said, "since this family is one of our military families and American has a long history of supporting our military men and women," American Airlines would be willing to refund the portion of the round-trip tickets that wouldn't be used. He estimated the refund would be about $5,500 or $5,600, and the customer relations department would be in touch with the Eriksens soon. www.tampabay.com...



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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I just went to the AA website, and they have next day flights starting at about $4000 one-way from Narita to LAX.

I tried British Airways, but they didn't have any next day flights available.

Never really looked to see what the "normal" prices were before TSHTF, but even $4000 for a flight seems high.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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It would usually cost me around 600 pound for a return flight to Japan so what they are doing is sickening and they should all be rounded up and put in that situation themselves.

I'm disgusted
IF it was up to me I would give them all free passage out of that country, I have room at my house if anyone is interested and needs to get away from that mess asap



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:25 PM
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Ok, I heard another ATS poster supposedly living in Tokyo claiming that anyone who left Japan shouldn't be allowed to return, calling them cowards and saying Tokyo is perfectly safe. If it is the Japanese Airlines setting the price, sounds like there is an atmospere of "trying to keep the peasants, (servants), in their place, because who else will keep Japan running, while the elite sit far, far away. Unless it is a matter of some "Japanese Pride" thing, that they can't look like they're afraid...hmmm
This is soooo wrong! I wish peace to all the Japanese, and that everyone that wants to leave (who wasn't responsible for this nightmare), finds a way to leave.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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About three years ago it cost me over 900 dollars to fly from Vancouver to Japan one way, and the return was cheaper, i can't recall the amount, about 200 dollars cheaper I believe so it was around 1800 dollars in total and that was with planning well in advance. Flights tend to go up in price the less notice you have, not that that is acceptable in this situation but that's been my experience



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:57 PM
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that's a pretty sad statement, there's nothing cowardly about looking out for your own safety...who ever said that, wow...what an unintelligent thing to say



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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How much are flights to Tokyo?



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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I wonder if it's because they're trying to force people to stay, or if they're so booked up with people leaving that if they bump the prices up, it goes from 1000 people competing for 10 seats to 10 people competing for 10 seats.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 07:19 PM
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It's probably because the elites want the poor people to die, this way only the rich can get out.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by Ghost375
How much are flights to Tokyo?


Free.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by onyx718
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that's a pretty sad statement, there's nothing cowardly about looking out for your own safety...who ever said that, wow...what an unintelligent thing to say

Yeah, you're telling me. That poster made that comment more than once. I was so angry when I read that. And it made me wonder about the social climate there, why he would say that, if it was Japanese "pride", if he was a nuclear troll, or a whack job (not even from Japan). I wish i had a huge boat, I would sail it over and start taking passengers that wanted to leave away from there.



posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 01:56 AM
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1. Airlines almost always price-gouge for tickets purchased last minute. That's just a fact of life.

2. Buying tickets out of Japan shortly after the disaster - increased demand leads to increased prices. $14,000+ was what the market could bear as tickets were being purchased up.

3. While it's unfortunate this is happening around a disaster, airlines exist as businesses, NOT humanitarian organizations.

4. Massive fleeing form Japan really isn't needed as of yet. Evacuation from near Fukushima, yes, but not fleeing the country.



posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 02:38 AM
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I fly pretty frequently from Japan to both Europe and North America.

I don't see anything out of the ordinary in the pricing on that site.

Try booking a flight from Sydney to Beijing, you'll get very similar results - especially if you're trying to book a first class ticket for tomorrow.



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