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Songkran holiday unlikely to boost outbound trips due to high airfares


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On 2/21/2024 at 6:43 PM, geisha said:

Agree where certain destinations like Thailand are concerned. A September flight Nice France to Bristol, easyJet, with a suitcase 300€.  That’s 1hr 25 mins flight . No other options with a case. I choose BA Nice Heathrow and then airport link to Bristol , all cheaper than easyjet and nicer. Second flight , Nice to Venice December , with easyjet, no other option , 300€ + . 1 hour flight. Late leaving, late arriving , awful.  Emirates to Bangkok has greatly increased in price, I’ve used for many years , now I fly Swiss Air through Zurich. Fantastic and great service, delicious food and much cheaper.  You have to pick and choose . In France where my main home is, people are using trains a lot. Also in Italy, Spain. Took a few Frecciarossa trains in Italy and it’s 1st class luxury ! I think trains are the future , not necessarily much longer  as no check in or airport wait and stations mostly in the cities . The number of luxury bus coach companies have sprung up in EU too, making travel a lot cheaper. 

Trains are inherently costlier than air, especially over longer distances. National railways are very often subsidised too. A railway needs not only a station at each end but the expensive infrastructure and maintenance all along the journey. A plane just needs somewhere to take off and somewhere to land , nothing in-between.

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On 2/22/2024 at 10:55 AM, NoshowJones said:

Capitalism at it's best. A real Capitalist is the worst type of person on earth bettered only by rapists and paedophile's.

Have you seen the results of communism and socialism as an alternative? Capitalism has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty . Suggest you read some basic economics to better inform your opinions...as well as the ” greengrocer's apostrophe ”.

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5 minutes ago, Chongalulu said:

Have you seen the results of communism and socialism as an alternative? Capitalism has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty . Suggest you read some basic economics to better inform your opinions...as well as the ” greengrocer's apostrophe ”.

Capitalists are nothing more than greedy----------. End of.

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29 minutes ago, Chongalulu said:

So no cogent counter argument? I guess "end of" signals the low point of your economic illiteracy. 

Another big mouthed coward hiding behind a keyboard.

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