Should the Airline Industry Be Regulated Once Again?

This is a contentious issue, as there are both disadvantages and advantages — as well as a wide range of differing opinions and commentary — pertaining to this topic.

Some FlyerTalk members would argue that due to de-regulation, service is worse, quality is lower, the disparity in the cost of airfares between first class and coach class has broadened, and smaller communities with equally small airports have lost airline service altogether.

On the other hand, some FlyerTalk members attribute lower airfares overall as a result of de-regulation. Would frequent flier loyalty programs have flourished had the airline industry remained regulated?

What do you think: Should the Airline Industry be Re-Regulated?

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