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Flying to Philadelphia? It's gonna cost you 600% more starting Jan. 8

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posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 04:47 PM
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Bunch of crooks...

Flying to Philadelphia? Unbuckle the purse

US Airways, sole carrier starting in January, hikes fare from $118 to $698

Fly US Airways in and out of Philadelphia from Pittsburgh on Jan. 4, and the nonrefundable round-trip fare would be $118, before taxes.

Take those same nonstop flights a week later, and the US Airways fare jumps to $698.

Information on fares was collected Monday afternoon on the airline's website.

Why the reason for the change?

Southwest Airlines, the only major competitor to US Airways on that route, will end its nonstop service between the two cities on Jan. 8.

Personally, I think they should raise the fare to $2000, but that's just me.
If you're gonna rob people blind, might as well take their eyes too.
edit on 30-11-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 04:49 PM
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So when the competition drops off the chart...
Raise prices 600%?


Really....?


Un-freakin-believable.
This reminds me of the Rockefeller oil cartel in the 1920's.

That's not highway robbery...
It's airway robbery.


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posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 04:54 PM
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I wonder if this is indicative of a near future skyrocket in oil/gas prices?



posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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It's called price gouging, and anybody with a small business who tried such a thing would get fined to oblivion and back.

But it's okay when corporations do it because they have a right to make a profit, and if you're against it, then you're a socialist Marxist anti-capitalist freedom-hating commie and need to get out of my country. [end sarcasm]



posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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Personally, I think they should raise the fare to $2000, but that's just me. If you're gonna rob people blind, might as well take their eyes too.


Seriously. Might as well just go all the way! I thought price gouging was frowned upon...



posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 05:31 PM
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When they go bankrupt from no one flying with them , rest assured that the bosses still get their settlement packages to keep them cozy while the rest are pooched .



posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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You are talking about a specific route into Philly not all, your post is misleading. And if Southwest dropped the route, you can presume it wasn't profitible. The new fair may be closer to cost if there aren't enough people to keep the flights full.

www.bizjournals.com...



posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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Looks like grey hound will be seeing a surge in sales.....



posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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If they were making a profit with the plane only 3/4s full, it makes you wonder how much they'll be making now with 90+% of the plane full and a hefty increase in ticket prices. At the new proposed price, it would be cheaper to rent a hummer and drive back and forth.

I think this quote sums it up best.

Valerie Wunder, a spokeswoman for US Airways, said federal Department of Transportation restrictions limit how much the company can say about its pricing policies. "We do try to set fares based on what we think the market will bear," she said.



edit on 30-11-2011 by SilentNoise because: wording clarity



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