Well, that is the expected result when government allows these airline mergers. Less competition is never a good thing for consumers.
I am just waiting for Ryan Air to come through with their plan to expand into the US, and to TATL service. Their current attempt to buy Aer Lingus is probably their play to get into the latter. Ryan will show SWA what a REAL LCC prices look like and they will blow the doors off of fares for all US carriers.
I can't wait to see this. Fares are going up and up. Southwest is turning into a major disappointment for us. How I long for those great sales of theirs.
Having just paid $282RT from Newark to Nashville ( a smidge under what I typically pay for my trans-con flights) I would have to say that things are already bad. Of course I just passed a few NY gas stations where regular was $4.29 & $4.34. There is no cheap alternative.
There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favourite places is on the back of my horse.
- Rolf Kopfle
In other news, the Government reports the sun will come up tomorrow.
But are they really sure?