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"Turbluence ahead for Canadian air travel, based on US experience "

"Turbluence ahead for Canadian air travel, based on US experience "

Old Feb 19, 01, 11:52 am
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"Turbluence ahead for Canadian air travel, based on US experience "

Interesting article...

Turbluence ahead for Canadian air travel, based on US experience

Deregulation itself will not bring about competition without sufficient safeguards

By: Michael Janigan

In Canada, the barometer for how a competitive market should work is almost always the United States. When Canadian industries are forced to cut jobs, raise prices, or behave in a consumer-unfriendly manner, the usual rejoinder to public criticism is that the same thing is happening south of the border. The standard Canadian assumption is that the free market cauldron of the United States winnows out inefficiency, high prices, and poor customer service. Canadian utilities who have dined on this questionable folk wisdom for years have now been joined at the table by Air Canada, whose CEO has discovered the escape valve of selectively citing U.S. airline pricing statistics as proof positive of the controlling hand of the market rather than his own airline's financial dictates.
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