Sky High Travel Prices Rising

Dear Airlines:

I understand why you have to raise the price of tickets and start charging for luggage in an attempt to keep abreast of increasing fuel costs. But here’s what I would like to know: Are you still going to give away all those freebie flights for your employees’ family members?

Instead of passing along all of your higher costs to your paying customers, why don’t you stop letting employee’s parents, etc. fly standby for free? Let them pay for their flights. That will bring in some needed revenue.

Southwest Airlines still has discounts for senior travelers. Age doesn’t accurately reflect whether or not your pocketbook can afford to pay a full fare or not.

The other day I was listening to a couple of women talk about the high cost of maintaining a second home. Snowbirds. I had no sympathy for them. They should just be glad they can afford the option of a second home in their senior years.

There are many families who can’t afford gas to get to work and milk for their kids. These are the low level hourly workers who make it possible for the fat cats at the top to enjoy their vacation homes and other luxuries.

This country is an economic mess right now. How much worse will it get?

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One Response to “Sky High Travel Prices Rising”

  1. Theresa

    There’s nothing you can say about it. I am doing what I can by not going anywhere for vacation, making only necessary trips, not buying anything that isn’t on sale or that I have a coupon for (luckily I need to lose a few pounds anyway), and basically staying at home in my backyard enjoying the free air (well, free for now!!).
    I hope help is on the horizon but who knows.

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