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When I was 15, I wrote a letter to our prime minister at the time Brian Mulroney(Canada) about that very issue. I had to travel alot cuz I was a sick kid and needed to see various doctors. Airfares were going up as oil went down (mid 80's) and my mother was single n struggling to keep up. So I wanted to know what gives. I got a letter from the PM's office saying they were forwarding my letter to the appropriate channels. Then months later i got letters from the minister of finance and the minister of transportation. The transport one was about 3 pages that said how it falls under the minister of finance, the letter from finance was about 15 pages of gobbly gook that an economics major with a degree in finance and a member of mensa can syft thru, let alone a 15 yr. old kid. Thus began my long career in pollotics. Just kidding. Still broke and struggling.
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That's kind of depressing...I'm sorry :-(
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The steep drop in oil prices since mid-2014 has been a boon to airlines. American Airlines, the world’s largest, yesterday reported record profits for the fourth quarter and all of 2015. Delta and United have also posted a higher overall net income. If airlines were competing for customers, they’d pass those savings on to passengers in the form of lower airfares. But they’re not competing for customers and airfares have barely dropped because the wave of consolidations over the past decade has reduced the number of major carriers from 12 to 4, and many cities are now served by just 1 or 2.

Had antitrust laws been fully enforced, this consolidation wouldn’t have been allowed. But antitrust wasn’t enforced because of the increasing political power of big business. The money you’re now paying for airfares, in other words, contains a hidden redistribution from your paycheck to the incomes of top executives and major shareholders of the biggest airlines. It's yet another example of what this election is really all about.

What do you think?
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When the gas prices were rising they had no problems saying "gas is going up, we have no choice but to raise fares" but now that they have a choice, like all big business, they don't want to cut profits...you know the old saying..."He who holds the gold, makes the rules"...until people start boycotting the airlines in protest, nothing will change. Millions of people HAVE to fly so they know they have control. The people can take that power back, but it takes a majority to make it work.
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I was contractor to commercial aviation industry for 15 yrs... people gripe about big oil like they are the real profitability crooks. 5 His Industry Is worse.. Execs Make tons Of $$..
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I think Bernie needs to shake things up
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5 ups, 1 reply
That's because most people don't use mail anymore =P
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Fed ex/ups
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2 ups
That's an entirely different company =P
FedEx and UPS aren't related to the same services that deliver mail.
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I guess it is all about how much money some one can stuff in their pockets
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"Trickle down".....bbwwwaaaahahahahahahabababa
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same for food prices imgflip.com/i/ye3sc
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Use the facebook share button?
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yes
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I know, right?
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