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Part of a nationwide trend that continues to accelerate whereby gouging is considered the new American way.
From the smallest businesses to the largest corporations it just keeps getting worse. No real productivity, just stealing who is the most adept at digging into someone else's pockets more than they can dig into yours.
Flying to Boston on Southwest on Sunday with return to Phoenix. Free round trip with Southwest Visa points and no bag fees. Will be checking my 50 pound bag free. Cary on will be snacks, crossword puzzle magazine, reading glasses, camera, medicine and a sweat shirt for Boston arrival. Will get a soda and water as needed free. Will have boarding pass printed out on Saturday and return flight on Friday. Worse case a 'B' boarding pass. Other trips planned this year are Vegas, San Diego, San Antonio, Denver and Saint Louis with no fees. Love them or hate them we only fly Southwest and soon Air Tran will be under the Southwest banner and flights to the Caribbean will be no bag fees.
If Congress does not set up hearings on this travesty, it will get worse.
Jimmy Carter started this deregulation of the airlines in the late 1970's. Now we are reaping the whirlwind.
"Jimmy Carter started this deregulation of the airlines in the late 1970's. Now we are reaping the whirlwind."
As with most of what ails us governmentally, all partisan persuasions are involved. America's airline degreg began during the Nixon administration; it continued through Ford and Carter.
Get an American Express Delta Airlines credit card. You get 1 free checked bag for each person in your party, you get an annual companion ticket for only $99 and you get priority boarding. Not to mention the extra bump in ffrequent lyer miles.
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