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An Overview of the Past 10 Years

(Thanks for the heads up, View from the Wing)

Given that it’s almost the weekend, you’ll have time to read this rather long but quite interesting take on what’s happened to the airline industry over the past 10 years (it’s written by an airline employee trying to answer the question why flying has become miserable).  There are a few interesting points in there, but I think his final one is worth noting:  that the increase in fuel prices will accomplish the same thing as re-regulation — airlines are forced to cut back on marginal routes and increase fares.  And that’s exactly what’s happened.

Anyway, it’s good stuff…

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