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Jun 7th 2010 1:00AM Before 1978, deregulation, only the wealthy, people on expense accounts, and military personnel (in uniforms flying standby for 50% off), could afford to fly. Now that prices have been lowered MUCH, you are NOT going to get the same service. We could have high speed trains like Europe and Japan, if we are willing to use tax money to support it like they do in other nations. Their trains are really nice, but sometimes can get crowded. Watchout for drug addicts at European train stations who are pick pockets.
Jan 11th 2010 10:57PM Flying is a privilege, not a right. Need to use full body scanners to protect everyone. Need to scan everyone, no exceptions. Remember in the "old days" when the major of citizens could not afford to fly? Now a large majority can afford to fly, but making it safe is important, so if you do not want to help make it safe, then do not travel by any means (buses, trains, trucks, ships, planes, etc). If any TSA or other person takes those full body scans to show people who are not required to see them, then throw those people who show the pictures to others who are not require to see them, in jail for a long time.
Nov 29th 2009 8:31PM ""Do you take American money" is one of the more stupid things you can ask someone in Alaska. For more of them, read this article.
Image from Flickr user Wonderlane 19/07/09 " WHEN I WORKED IN HAWAII, AMERICAN TOURIST WOULD ASK THE SAME THING THERE. WHEN HELPING A NEW CLASS OF RESERVATION AGENTS IN ATLANTA, I OVER HEARD ONE NEW AGENT SAY SHE WOULD HAVE TO TRANSFER A CALL FOR NEW MEXICO TO AN INTERNATIONAL AGENT (BECAUSE NEW MEXICO WAS FOREIGN AND PART OF MEXICO), AND THIS WAS ABOUT THE SAME TIME THAT AN ARTICLE IN THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION SAID SOMEONE FROM THE OYLMPIC COMMITTEE IN ATLANTA TOLD A PERSON ON THE PHONE IN NEW MEXICO THAT SHE WOULD HAVE TO CHECK WITH HER COUNTRY'S COMMITTEE TO GET TICKETS (BECAUSE NEW MEXICO IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY). SO MANY AMERICAN GRADUATE FROM SCHOOL WITH LITTLE KNOWLEDGE. I STILL DO NOT KNOW HOW YOU CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM JUNEAU, THE CAPITAL OF ALASKA??????
Oct 26th 2009 6:03PM Nick, what does your complaining about other people have to do with ING? The article is about a large Dutch financial company that does business in many countries, and you talk about politics and people in Chicago. What is the connection? ING Direct has a nice, large office where you can use the internet, even if you are not doing any banking, in the Waikiki section of Honolulu. Dank u.
Jun 23rd 2009 6:13PM If all the airlines go out of business, then nobody can fly. It used to be only the rich and people on expense accounts could fly, plus a few others like military in uniforms.
Feb 26th 2009 4:52PM Room service is available from 0600 (6am) to 2300 (11pm).
Feb 22nd 2009 3:38AM It costs airlines more per mile when they take off because they burn more fuel when they take off and less per mile when they are at cruising altitute. Thus short flights are more expensive than long flights unless the flights are very long like going half way around the world nonstop, then they have to carry more fuel which requires more fuel just to carry that extra load. The cost of small planes to many of these airports that are mentioned in these blogs, are higher per passenger than a large plane. Many towns in the USA do not have enough business to fill up a big plane. That's why you don't see Southwest and the other low cost carriers in the majority of airports in the USA (there are many hundreds of airports in this nation).
Feb 22nd 2009 3:31AM It is because security caught some people trying to bring fluids that can blowup a plane through security or they taped possible terrorists planning to do this. Do you want more days like 9-11?
Feb 22nd 2009 3:23AM If you think gas prices are bad here, you should see Europe. Most of Europe has had gas for over $4 per gallon for over a half a century. When we had oil embargoes back in the 1960s and 1970s, we should started back then to look for other forms of energy, instead of waiting until now to do it.
Feb 22nd 2009 3:16AM If you think military fares are high now, you should have been flying before deregulation in 1978. Back then, only the rich or people on expense accounts like salesmen could afford to fly, or if you were in the military, you had to get dressed up in dress uniform (which they do NOT do now), and get 50% off the full coach fare (which is much higher than what most people pay now). Oh and before I forget, military flew standby, which means you got on only if the plane was NOT full. Fares are so much cheaper now, so don't expect the same kind of service as before deregulation. You can NOT get Neiman Marcus or Norstrom service for Kmart, Walmart, or Target prices.