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Sep 10th 2010 1:57PM Higher prices = elitism is a huge leap of logic. You can make things more expensive without pricing it out of the reach of the little people. :)
The argument is not to exclude the poor, but to make the flying experience better. Maybe bigger seats or better food. Or maybe happier employees. Anything to reduce the stress and increase the comfort of flying. Happy people are civil people, even without guns.
(Assuming the airlines actually spend the extra money on the product...)
Jul 27th 2010 1:33PM @redcard - Uh... because people are trying to be helpful by discussing alternatives?
Jun 16th 2010 6:00PM @ilkyone
$10.5 billion in 2005. To be fair, the numbers I gave earlier were on the federal level. These are on the state level. California's total budget last year was roughly $120 billion. Still significant, but not 40% significant.
Jun 16th 2010 1:51PM Oh yeah, I hate the double tax too. AT&T could probably fix this by listing the "phone subsidy" as a separate line item, but then they couldn't keep charging you even when the "subsidy" expires after 2 years.
Jun 16th 2010 1:46PM @ilkyone,
Nice of you to make up that 40% number. Even the Center for Immigration Studies (cis.org) estimates the fiscal impact on the WHOLE COUNTRY was about $10 billion, which is less than 10% of California's budget. Yes, it's a signifcant number, but let's tone down the hyperbole a bit.
May 21st 2010 5:55PM Snow Leopard runs better on my netbook than Windows 7 Starter.
But as for stability, I have no idea how people get so many crashes on either OS. Over the last two years, I've regularly used a Macbook Pro (Leopard) and a Dell Latitude (XP), and neither of them have crashed. Ever.
May 21st 2010 5:42PM If you need to use Office, you're better off on a PC. I don't know whether it's by design or not, but the Mac versions seem to be more buggy.
Apr 30th 2010 12:28PM Uh.... sounded tongue-in-cheek to me.
Apr 13th 2010 7:57PM It will probably work best for business travellers on short trips, or for single travellers. Most people aren't stupid... as long as the fees are clearly spelled out, they'll fly with the airline who offers the best bottom line price.