Obama Administration – Enemy of the Consumer
States government has allowed the airline
industry to move from vigorous competition to near monopoly status. Yes, there are still a lot of major carriers,
but they have largely divided up the US into mini-monopolies where one
carrier predominates in each area or each airport.
This trend continued with the government allowing US Air and American to merge. Here is the initial result involving service at Washington National
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And here is what will happen at New York LaGuardia
Now this is the result of the combined airline having to give up slots at these airpotrs, and it is possible that the new slots will go to carriers that will restore some of the service to cities that are losing it. But once again the government has had to choose between a benefit for the airline industry and a benefit for consumers. And there is no doubt about whose side they are on. If there is though, remember, it ain’t yours.
Happy flying everyone.