Gephart knows best. Dick Gephart

Gephart knows best. Dick Gephart thinks that airlines “need help” downsizing. This is so ripe for jokes (government downsizing?) but it just isn’t funny.

It’s hard to imagine government picking which airlines should fly, how often they should fly, to where, what they should charge.. oh, actually it isn’t hard to imagine at all. That’s how the system worked prior to 1978. Since deregulation, real prices have fallen more than 20% and consumers save nearly $20 billion/year.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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