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Airlines away wit da money!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by lajikal, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

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    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/23/MNOT1KE977.DTL

    This shit is bound to get worse :icon_cool
     
  2. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Shouldn't it say "Airlines FLY away with the money?"
     
  3. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

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    no!
     
  4. Devo37

    Devo37 Registered User

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    or sumthin'. tss
     
  5. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Eh. The airlines aren't really profitable, anyway. Even if they are profitable this year or last year (I won't bother to check) over the long term they've never really been profitable.

    It's a really shitty industry to be in.

    This was just a way for the airlines to increase profitability (or decrease lack of the same) without directly raising prices on the consumer.

    Not a "good neighbor" move, to be sure, but a fairly understandable one.
     
  6. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    now i know why people like to blow up airplanes.
     
  7. mascan42

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    Aaaannndd . . . FLAGGED.

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  8. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    I think those credentials are fake...
     
  9. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Start an airline, make tickets really cheap. Problem solved.

    What's that? You have no idea how to do that? You don't have the financial means or management experience to dig a hole in the ground and run it as a public toilet, let alone start an airline? All you can do is talk shit about how others are charging you too much for flying you around the planet?
     
  10. SaltyDelights

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    I recently read an article about the best times to book plane tickets in order to save money (what days of the week/month to book and how far in advance to book). I don't remember what the article recommended, and I can't find the article anymore. But you can save some bennies if you time your purchase right.

    Still, it's gotten ridiculous, but flying is dangerous anyway. Anyone who says flying is the safest way to travel has obviously never been in a plane crash.
     
  11. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Buying an airline ticket is like writing a check to the IRS. There's no happy alternative but you just know you're getting royally shafted.

    Tuesday AM (after 12 Midnight on the East Coast), the airlines usually reset their fares. I've seen tickets drop $100 by waiting a couple hours between Monday and Tuesday's prices.

    No one in the United States died in a commercial plane crash in 2010. Meanwhile 50,000 people died in car crashes. Which is safer?
     
  12. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    And the best days to travel are Tuesday and Saturday. That's why the 9/11 hijackers picked a Tuesday so there'd be less people on the flight to foil their plans.

    I think you just got trolled.
     
  13. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    These taxes expired due to a stalemate in congress. Does anyone really believe they wont be reinstated at some point?

    You guys expect the airlines to spend money to reconfigure their entire pricing structure for what could be a month or less without taxes... only to raise them again when the tax is reinstated and then face the complaints of airlines raising their fares again (even through they're just returning to previous levels)?

    Or does it make more sense to keep fares constant, so that no fluctuation will be noticed when the taxes are reinstated, the airlines can generate a little more much-needed income without costing the consumer more money (only the government looses), and do all this without 90% of the population noticing?
     
  14. SaltyDelights

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    :trollol:
     
  15. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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  16. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Based on that thought, lowering taxes will never have a positive effect on the economy because at some point in the future those taxes may be raised again and we can't sit idly by while companies expend much needed resources changing their prices.
     
  17. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    You see, Mayr, you just made the argument for making the Bush Tax Cuts permanent!

    Thank you!
    :action-sm
     
  18. Voss's Tumor

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    Notice Southwest is both profitable, and not mentioned in the story one way or another. Also, based in Dallas where the story originated.
     
  19. the Streif

    the Streif ¡¡¡¡sıʞunɹɹɹɹɹɹɹℲ
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  20. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Haha, so much this. Taxes have to be lowered and businesses have to expect that to last for a reasonable amount of time.
     
  21. Voss's Tumor

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    Ehh, I skimmed for it and missed it. Mah bah.
     
  22. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    We already tried that and it resulted in the worst Recession since the 1930's.
     
  23. Voss's Tumor

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    :really?:
     
  24. Party Rooster

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    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2011/08/delta-will-refund-ticket-tax-payments.html
     
  25. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Meanwhile, to accommodate for the increased cost in handling rebate transactions, the airlines will have to increase costs in a month or two anyway.

    Then, in a month when the tax is reinstated, travelers will complain about increased ticket prices (even though it's to previous levels).
     

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