Climbing flight costs may be around t...

Climbing flight costs may be around the corner

There are 18 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Apr 15, 2008, titled Climbing flight costs may be around the corner. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Local residents won't see many changes at first from a proposed Delta Air Lines-Northwest Airlines merger, but they might want to watch their wallets as time passes.

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Keith retired Gun-bunny

United States

#1 Apr 16, 2008
When it comes to flying, there is no threat that I need to watch my wallet. My two feet are staying on the ground.
republican love

United States

#2 Apr 16, 2008
Who cares how much it costs ? The profits are all that matter. In fact, I think a tax break is in order here. The savings will trickle down. Right, Ha.
republican love

United States

#3 Apr 16, 2008
Keith retired Gun-bunny wrote:
When it comes to flying, there is no threat that I need to watch my wallet. My two feet are staying on the ground.
They don't allow smoking on planes anyway, you would never make it 10 minutes without a cigarette.
Demorcats

Hendersonville, NC

#4 Apr 16, 2008
In just one year.

Remember the election in 2006? Thought you might like to read the following:
A little over one year ago (under Republican Congress):

1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

Since voting in a Democrat Congress in 2006 we have seen:

1) Consumer confidence plummeted;
2) The cost of regular gasoline soared to over $3.50 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5.1%(and higher every day now);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

America already 'voted for change' in 2006, and Boy-o-boy, we got it!

Remember it's Congress that makes law, and hands out pork and welfare programs, not the President. He has to work with what's handed to him.

Quote of the Day........'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.'-- Barrack Obama

Huh?
John Kuhlman

Casar, NC

#5 Apr 16, 2008
Two points about the merger:(1) it reduces the number of airlines and thus reduces alternatives and competition.(2) it creates the largest airline in the country (and world?). It will be too big to go broke, and thus the government and taxpayers will step in to save it. Only small airlines can go broke.
ron in waynesville

Asheville, NC

#6 Apr 16, 2008
How do airlines get investors? It is obviously a dying industry. Aviation fuel prices can only be recouped for so long, I would not favor goverment subsidies to keep the planes flying.
Cmon

AOL

#7 Apr 16, 2008
Demorcats wrote:
In just one year.
Remember the election in 2006? Thought you might like to read the following:
A little over one year ago (under Republican Congress):
1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.
Since voting in a Democrat Congress in 2006 we have seen:
1) Consumer confidence plummeted;
2) The cost of regular gasoline soared to over $3.50 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5.1%(and higher every day now);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.
America already 'voted for change' in 2006, and Boy-o-boy, we got it!
Remember it's Congress that makes law, and hands out pork and welfare programs, not the President. He has to work with what's handed to him.
Quote of the Day........'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.'-- Barrack Obama
Huh?
I find it interesting that you're using this board for political posturing but seeing that you have here goes.
It's sophomoric to assign blame as you have without really being educated on what you assert. Without going point to point with you I will say that when the Republicans held all 3 houses, our country saw our surpluses disappear and deficits rise into the trillions and the rest of the world was told that they are either with us or against us. This arrogant form of diplomacy probably wasn't the best route to take:) The real estate debacle was from our curent Presidents desire to have every American own a home. I guess he didn't care that they couldn't afford it and eased the lending rules. Unfortunately, in your simplistic attempt to paint the present ails of the country you fail to mention that they are the direct result of the yesterdays' Republican policy and the inept, in over his head Commander in Chief.. Can we talk about airlines again?
John Kuhlman

Casar, NC

#8 Apr 16, 2008
ron in waynesville wrote:
How do airlines get investors? It is obviously a dying industry. Aviation fuel prices can only be recouped for so long, I would not favor goverment subsidies to keep the planes flying.
According to the NY Times today, the housing bill contains a substantial subsidy for airlines.
Mountain Smackdown

United States

#9 Apr 16, 2008
ron in waynesville wrote:
How do airlines get investors? It is obviously a dying industry. Aviation fuel prices can only be recouped for so long, I would not favor goverment subsidies to keep the planes flying.
The best way to make a small fortune is to start with a big one and invest in the airline business.
Keith retired Gun-bunny

United States

#10 Apr 16, 2008
republican love wrote:
<quoted text>
They don't allow smoking on planes anyway, you would never make it 10 minutes without a cigarette.
But I don't smoke. If it is intended for me to fly, I would have wings. LOL
you are an idiot

United States

#11 Apr 16, 2008
Demorcats wrote:
In just one year.
Remember the election in 2006? Thought you might like to read the following:
A little over one year ago (under Republican Congress):
1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.
Since voting in a Democrat Congress in 2006 we have seen:
1) Consumer confidence plummeted;
2) The cost of regular gasoline soared to over $3.50 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5.1%(and higher every day now);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.
America already 'voted for change' in 2006, and Boy-o-boy, we got it!
Remember it's Congress that makes law, and hands out pork and welfare programs, not the President. He has to work with what's handed to him.
Quote of the Day........'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.'-- Barrack Obama
Huh?
And don't forget that it takes a president's signature to pass into law. Oh, and you are an idiot.
Truckin

Greensboro, NC

#12 Apr 16, 2008
How will the disadvantaged "natives" afford to go anywhere now? I suppose they'll blame this merger on the yankees and Floridians?
Keith retired Gun-bunny

United States

#13 Apr 16, 2008
Truckin wrote:
How will the disadvantaged "natives" afford to go anywhere now? I suppose they'll blame this merger on the yankees and Floridians?
I blame this merger on the yankees and Floridiots. Oops, I mean Floridians.
NWA FA

AOL

#14 Apr 16, 2008
Demorcats wrote:
In just one year.
Remember the election in 2006? Thought you might like to read the following:
A little over one year ago (under Republican Congress):
1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.
Since voting in a Democrat Congress in 2006 we have seen:
1) Consumer confidence plummeted;
2) The cost of regular gasoline soared to over $3.50 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5.1%(and higher every day now);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.
America already 'voted for change' in 2006, and Boy-o-boy, we got it!
Remember it's Congress that makes law, and hands out pork and welfare programs, not the President. He has to work with what's handed to him.
Quote of the Day........'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.'-- Barrack Obama
Huh?
I guess that 'Democrats' is having a Limbaugh moment. You know, 3 time loser at marriage and drug whore who laughs all the way to the bank on the back of the mindless.

It must be hard to escape the FACT that Bush is historically one of our least favoribale Presidents.

Of course there are those who would vote for a door knob if it was Rebublican, belonged to an evangical church and had a gun permit. Got to give 'Democrats' credit for at least trying to put a spin on one the worst presidency in our country's history. Too bad that those who have an intelligence level above that of a ewe can see through it...
Truckin

United States

#15 Apr 16, 2008
Keith retired Gun-bunny wrote:
<quoted text>I blame this merger on the yankees and Floridiots. Oops, I mean Floridians.
Excellent, I just wanted someone to place blame on them. Them Yankees and Floridians will still be flying around in first class while the rednecks move to the back of the bus.
BMcGee

United States

#16 Apr 16, 2008
Flying doesent concern me. I havent been able to afford to fly anywhere in about 15 years.

And yes, while everything else goes sky-high, my pay stays the same. Low.
call me Al

Sewell, NJ

#17 Apr 16, 2008
Let's see how long the monkey see monkey do mentality kicks in for other airlines. US Air just announced they will charge $5.00 more for an isle or window seat in the upper section of coach.

Nickel and dime people to death...
Keith retired Gun-bunny

United States

#18 Apr 16, 2008
Truckin wrote:
<quoted text>
Excellent, I just wanted someone to place blame on them. Them Yankees and Floridians will still be flying around in first class while the rednecks move to the back of the bus.
My pleasure to help you out.

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