With a war on air travelers (taxpayers) time to auction off the skyways

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  1. ahappyelite

    ahappyelite Silver Member

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    Now that American Airlines is ending their frequent flyer program for 99 1/2 percent of its ff members, screwing especially the younger generation of Americans, we now must demand a sky auction. Why should the American taxpayers be giving the skyways away for free for an industry aimed at .5 percent of the country and openly contemptuous of everyone else? The costs of our military, regulatory, law enforcement, mass transit, public airport authorities are borne by ordinary Americans-many earning minimum wage or living out of tip jars-against whom a state of war has been declared by an industry who really must think we are suckers giving them access to the skyways for free. Talk about an industry that has overplayed its hand.
     
  2. jonspencer

    jonspencer Silver Member

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    in your latest missive above, it seems you have decided to lay off the Red Bull and you sound more lucid. It has been rather dull around here anyhow.

    AA should enjoy their profits while they can, the world financial markets are looking mighty "creaky" these days :eek:
     
  3. ahappyelite

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    "No Waivers. no Favors" was the battle cry when the aero gangsteros commenced their now five year dirty war against the air passenger. They have treated even their most loyal customers with rank brutality, Do the airlines care one wit that millions of Americans are cash starved? Truth is in a competitive environment air travel would probably not be terribly profitable (though Ryanair is mega profitable and only slightly crappier than American carriers who are aiming every day for the bottom.). The airlines say there should be no bankruptcies.....but failure is inevitable in a non-corrupt environment where companies are trotting out new attractions to customers who have a choice. If you look at the difference between what the public wants and what the cartel is selling, there is no overlap. The strangulation of competition, crony capitalism, toothless regulation, media acquiescence and revolving door between government and the aircartel wound make Vladamir Putin envious.
     
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  4. ahappyelite

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    This decision, taken while the aa paint job is drying on the last u s airways plane should also cause the justice department to double down on its price fixing case. Is there any doubt the airlines are colluding, confederating and combining in restraint of trade?
     
  5. satman40

    satman40 Gold Member

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    One only has to look around at all the jobs and investments going down the drain.

    About the only thing growing is Government and Religious Powers,

    Personally I Wish we all could be more business friendly, after all these guy have personally put their money where their mouth is,

    This God in your mind, and The Serve and Protect Mentality, is sure killing a lot of people...and creating a lot of unsustainable wealth for a few.

    The Free Market, should prevail...
     

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