Fierce competition means UK folks are flying everywhere while the cartel grounds America

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  1. ahappyelite

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    Absolutely incredible to see the vibrancy of air travel in the UK. Stansted and Luton airports jammed to the seems with passengers paying dirt cheap fares to fly everywhere. Despite the lies of A4A demand is unlimited for a good value trip. Back in the US, airport after airport is basically abandoned while a select few hubs are in collapse mode. What a disgrace. In a couple of decades, Sky high fares in Europe have been eviscerated while US airfares soar to record levels. Flying to Greece for a one way fare of $56 for a 2100 mile journey. Not adjusted for inflation as cartel apologists like to invoke. Families all over the place with a nice break within reach of almost all.
     
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    But those airlines have football fields of seats, their boarding process is chaotic and there are so many middle seats. Oh, wait :p
     
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    Herb Kellehers Southwest was the model on which Ryanair liberated Europe from oppressive high fares and the European air cabal. He was an airline person-something that doesn’t exist in America anymore @ US airlines. Todays US airlines are financial instruments for big money speculators ran by algorithmics. Today’s Southworst is not comparable to Southwest- it is part of a thinly disguised price fixing seat restricting cartel. The fares are astronomical hundreds of dollars and often the highest in the market. Right this very minute fares between the UK and Ireland are TWELVE dollars. That was People Express and to a lesser extent very early LUV. That is not Southworst anymore.
     

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