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CARICOM news reall up set me today. #330003
03/24/09 09:44 PM
03/24/09 09:44 PM
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Don Greife Offline OP
Don Greife  Offline OP
Today I read an article in CARICOM news that almost made me puke. I have wondered for a long time why it cost so much more to fly to Belize than to other CA countries. It seems that there is currently a "SUBSIDY WAR" going on between Central American countries and the Island Nations in an attempt to keep the airlines flying to their cities. The article said Jamica planned to spend $4.5m US, in 2009, to subsidize American Airlines to continue flying to their island. Yuk/Gag/Vomit. SUBSIDIZE the Airlines??? Crap!!!, subsidize the TOURIST with a travel voucher for his return trip to the island and make the airlines COMPETE for them. The tourist will return and spend another $2k/week "each".
Good Idea? Bad Idea?

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Re: CARICOM news reall up set me today. [Re: Don Greife] #330139
03/25/09 04:39 PM
03/25/09 04:39 PM
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Otteralum Offline
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Kinda like that Don.

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: CARICOM news reall up set me today. [Re: Otteralum] #330141
03/25/09 04:55 PM
03/25/09 04:55 PM
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Canam Offline
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That's pretty normal as far I've known. Hawaii does it etc.

Re: CARICOM news reall up set me today. [Re: Canam] #330200
03/26/09 08:36 AM
03/26/09 08:36 AM
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Up from when their flights were initiated (around 2001) until a year or two ago, USAirways' Belize flights were, I believe, subsidized by GOB. I don't know this first hand, but this was told to me by someone in authority at USAir. That's why, for a while, US had the flights out of CLT every day. When it stopped, US cut back to weekend only fights.

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