Here’s another strong post from the folks over at Smart City Memphis about the airfare situation at Memphis International and its effect on the local economy.
(I’m flying to NYC next month, and it cost me less to book a good hotel room there – for two nights! – than it did to fly there direct on Delta. I’m not necessarily making a commentary on that, just pointing out the state of things.)
“Memphis International Airport is the poster child for deregulation gone amok.
When the airline industry was deregulated in 1979, the promise was more airlines, more competition, lower airfares, and better service. It was not to be, and today, where there was once a couple of dozen air carriers, the future is to be dominated by three mega-carriers.”
Read the rest at Smart City.