Cranky on the Web – Jacking Up Fares in a Crisis

Did airlines jack up fares after Amtrak wreck? It’s unclearPhiladelphia Inquirer
I was intereviewed for this story, but I can’t say I agree with the headline. Looking at National and Philly to JFK and LaGuardia, the fares were the same. In some cases, fares were higher than the lowest possible, because airplanes were full. But I was seeing plenty of flights selling the lowest (already incredibly high) walkup fare each day.

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