City's under siege: The pillaging of Philadelphia by American Airlines

Discussion in 'American Airlines | AAdvantage' started by ahappyelite, Feb 4, 2017.  |  Print Topic

  1. ahappyelite

    ahappyelite Silver Member

    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    116
    Status Points:
    525
    Trust us the aircartel said, mergers will be great. American snuffed out US Aurways and now controls an astounding 75 pct of air traffic at PHL. United has apparently deeded them the city of brotherly love in exchange for, what, EWR? The collusion is manifest and rampant nationwide The result: a total collapse of competition, reduced schedules, packed planes and criminal airfares. The short hop to Pittsburgh costs a little less than one thousand dollars looking today. Is the media corrupted or just lazy.? There are Pulitzers to be won by exposing this industry and the corrupt process that brought us four terrible airlines who are now obviously slicing up the country with no fear whatsoever of anyone. tens of millions of dollars are being coerced from residents of Philly and surrounding every month.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2017
    theblakefish and redtailshark like this.
  2. Dublin_rfk

    Dublin_rfk Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,080
    Likes Received:
    7,306
    Status Points:
    5,630
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  3. newbluesea
    Original Member

    newbluesea Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,965
    Likes Received:
    5,315
    Status Points:
    4,080
    We got the "point" you were trying to make in your coded language even before you added the link.:rolleyes:
    That's never happened in any other "non minority city/town" besides Philadelphia right?

    Seems the two Trump cesspool threads are now spilling over into other parts of this board:mad: I suspect their existence are mainly due to the fact the MP just simply needs more traffic.:rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2017
  4. Dublin_rfk

    Dublin_rfk Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,080
    Likes Received:
    7,306
    Status Points:
    5,630
    Nothing 'coded' here.
     
  5. redtailshark

    redtailshark Silver Member

    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    893
    Status Points:
    895
    OP you are absolutely correct. Aircartel collusion is evident not only in reduced capacity to each served destination, but also by "gentlemen's/gentleladies' agreements" to NOT introduce competitive capacity into neighboring fortress hubs. CO used to have a ton of PHL service for example, to all hubs, pre-merger.

    The outcome of this market manipulation is inevitable. The legacies are entombing themselves in the chase for market lockdown and short-term returns. The longer-term results are twofold. First, new players when they can actually overcome the inertia and near-corruption of establishing service, will restore some of the crucial element. For example see DY's announcement @ PVD. Consumers and the market need a restoration of some competition urgently. Second, consumers will revolt - there is some evidence of this already, in terms of anti-trust filings.

    Hopefully Mexican loco Volaris - which has been rapidly expanding its services from the southwestern US cities to MEX and GDL - will establish a base inside US turf as well. When they begin operating out of PHX/LAS/LAX then we're going to see a much fairer marketplace emerge.
     
  6. Mrp Alert

    Mrp Alert Silver Member

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    41
    Status Points:
    230
    Delta / Virgin Atlantic have a flew international flights from PHL. Token competition > no competition.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. ahappyelite

    ahappyelite Silver Member

    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    116
    Status Points:
    525
    Philadelphia Chicago this weekend $692 rt the price fixed and agreed to MINIMUM fare on all UnAmerican and UnitedOrwellian flights, just looting the country and mocking the public and its Congressional doormats. Jet Blue will be kind enough to get you there for. $620 with a punishment stop 200 miles away in Boston. No shame whatsoever. None .
    Total zero awards: Congressman Brady, Mayor Kenny and Senators Frick and Frack.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2017
  8. ahappyelite

    ahappyelite Silver Member

    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    116
    Status Points:
    525
    Americans WINTER Economy fare (phl-lhr) from the Philadelphia hub it is bleeding:
    TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. Not a word from worthless politicians about this thievery.
     

Share This Page