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An Interesting USAToday Article  
User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2844 times:

I just saw this over at the USA Today website.......


Did You Ever Think Freedom Could Be this Bad
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User currently offlineCapt078 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2775 times:

certainly an interesting article, but i think he is exaggerating the issue. i do think we are going to see the majors changing, but what he is suggesting would be a virtual collapse in u.s. travel.

User currently offlineFMAL From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 486 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

I don't think that the aviation industry can handle anymore of the nonsense the TSA and "Homeland Security" are shoving down their throats.

Its pretty obvious that the "classic" business model, if you will, of the mainstream airlines is now obsolete. The low-fares found a new way to fly and make money at it. This is an international trend, not only affecting US carriers. In Brazil, Gol (our low-fare) is really bothering the main carriers (Varig and TAM) who say they'll merge, but at the same time do everything possible to delay this merge.

The costs are just too great. The airlines need efficient business plans and the old airlines never really adapted to the new times, hence the difficulties of United, American, Continental, US Airways, Varig, TAM, Alitalia, Air France, TAP Air Portugal, etc.



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