NYT: The weekend starts.......on Saturday because the cartel gangs up to drive once affordable Thursday, Friday fares into the stratosphere
Of course, Times doesn’t point this truism out. It was business travelers who used to get hammered, while families and singles got a break on weekends. Now fares soar from noon Thursday to Saturday late in many cases. Nothing like a weekend trip where you arrive at your hotel at 10 PM Saturday night because those fares are less egregiously larcenous.