This could have gone into the transportation topic, but I think it will degenerate.
[rant] I really miss the good old days of stricter federal regulation of the airlines. Tonight, I booked two flights next month to visit the Ms. Z Goddess. Two weekends, two weeks apart but about $150 difference on the round trip tix for the weekends. On one of the flights I could fly to France for what Iím pay for an intra-Florida flight. I get the feeling I'm subsidizing the international flyers. And each month, the departure times change. I hate Delta Airlines like the plague, but theyíre my only option. Come on, Southwest, get in here. Arrrrgh!
Didnít the old CAB regulate this sort of behavior to the benefit of the consumer? And didnít President Reagan abolish the CAB along with the air traffic controllers union? Iím too damn lazy to perform a Google search tonight. [/rant off]