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30 Years Of Deregulation Today  
User currently offlineSimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1046 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Today marks the 30th anniversary of airline deregulation in the U.S. President Carter signed the Airline Deregulation Act into law on 24 October, 1978.

Lots of thoughts here: http://www.swelblog.com/

Time for me to run away from the mess to come below...

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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

I remember this. There are many who were opposed to this, and there are many who are opposed to it now. It has allowed me to see a lot of the world I would have never been able to see otherwise, but it also resulted in the disappearance of some the world's great carriers, such as Braniff, Pan Am, etc.

I guess we'll have to let history decide if it was right or not.

Flying Colors Forever!
User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

AA, DL and UA were all much smaller carriers in 1978 relative to the industry than they are today. There are always winners and losers.

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