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Old Jan 11, 13, 11:28 am
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Have to agree with cordelli. There isn't a cause/effect here. They're in decline because of passenger demand. Passengers want $200RT fares on their transcon flights, or rather cheap fares on ANY flight they purchase...even where that would be financial idiocy on the part of any carrier that wants to make a profit. The fact that they want all the benefits at the same time is beside the point. They want both.

And thus, the American public gets what it asked for (cheap fares), rather than what it meant (cheap fares and all of the amenities). That said, this model can be done with an A380.
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