Austria sets minimum price for plane tickets

Austria to introduce 40-euro minimum flight price

[VIENNA] Austria's government announced Monday it would introduce a 40-euro (S$63) minimum price for flights in order to combat "social and environmental dumping" in the aviation industry.

At a press conference announcing a government-backed rescue package for Austrian Airlines, Environment Minister Leonore Gewessler said: "It will no longer be possible to offer tickets which are cheaper than the actual costs," referring to the social and environmental impact of the industry

I personally think this is a great idea, flying for fun has gone way out of control. I know people who take little "weekend trips" by plane 5/10 times a year.

It's about time governments start stepping up against the cheap flying scourge.

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Interesting, no idea that "flying for fun" was a thing?

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Obviously the vacations are for fun, but the problem is people buying 20€ plane tickets to Barcelona because it's cheaper than a train ticket from here to Amsterdam.

If you want to do something fun for a weekend, taking a plane to a far away destination shouldn't even be an option.

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Yeah, we are pretty spoiled as a society. I don't know how you could or if you even should regulate why someone is traveling, but making sure a reasonable price is paid makes sense. How are the airlines even turning a profit? Air travel is WAY down here due to Corona.

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Austria set these rules after they had to bail out Austrian airlines for 600 million.

The main reason airlines make money is through tax evasion, so this was about the biggest fuck you they could get.

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Nice, greed is rather universal it seems, good to see it being checked.

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As an American in Europe, I couldn’t believe the airfares.

Tourism is an enormous money maker here. Tons of the money that flows into Europe is from just sitting on historical landmarks, beautiful nature areas (which provide outdoor recreation) and charging the entire world to come look at it.

The governments know that and facilitate the travel. But if nobody can spend those Tourist €’s, it apparently gets stupid upside down in a hurry.

I miss peanuts. I would gladly pay extra for a decent inflight meal.

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Overpriced Parts /

> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> Interesting, no idea that "flying for fun" was a thing?

It’s not fun here waiting in line going through security checks etc. then having to wait to get a rental car yada yada. Many times you could drive faster to your destination even Several states away and you get to see you so much more country here by car or RV

But if you’re one of 30 million people packed into a tiny little county having to rely on public transportation and ownership of a car and petrol is expensive/taxed to oblivion well then walk, ride a bicycle, take a taxi, take public transportation to the airport, Fly to the euro destination of your choice do the same thing (bicycle rental, taxi, walk or take more public transportation) to get where your going,

Man that sounds like so much fun, Not!

You got me stimulated though so maybe soon we will hop in our private car or van (Van has a Port-a-let and like a 24 a gallon fuel tank so no need to stop) and go a couple states away to Niagara Falls, stay for a day or so and come back,

I think the maid in the mist is running now:

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You're only about 13 million people off.

We choose not to drive cars everywhere, we can easily afford cars and gas because we earn living wages.

When it comes to holidays in Europe most people still use their car, legally driving 150mph on the Autobahn is still one of the most fun things there is.

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> Overpriced Parts Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> > Stephen Keller Wrote:

>

> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> > Interesting, no idea that "flying for fun" was a thing?

>

> It’s not fun here waiting in line going through security checks etc.

> then having to wait to get a rental car yada yada. Many times you could

> drive faster to your destination even Several states away and you get to

> see you so much more country here by car or RV

>

> But if you’re one of 30 million people packed into a tiny little county

> having to rely on public transportation and ownership of a car and

> petrol is expensive/taxed to oblivion well then walk, ride a bicycle,

> take a taxi, take public transportation to the airport, Fly to the euro

> destination of your choice do the same thing (bicycle rental, taxi, walk

> or take more public transportation) to get where your going,

>

> Man that sounds like so much fun, Not!

>

> You got me stimulated though so maybe soon we will hop in our private

> car or van (Van has a Port-a-let and like a 24 a gallon fuel tank so no

> need to stop) and go a couple states away to Niagara Falls, stay for a

> day or so and come back,

>

> I think the maid in the mist is running now:

> >

It's all in what you grow up knowing, just because something is different does not mean people are miserable. In many ways I wish I no longer needed a car, maybe someday, would probably keep a truck around in case I needed to move things, but would be relaxing taking the bus, walking or biking/mopeding. As long as I work I will need a car, because you know...winter.

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> Overpriced Parts Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> > Stephen Keller Wrote:

>

> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> > Interesting, no idea that "flying for fun" was a thing?

>

> It’s not fun here waiting in line going through security checks etc.

> then having to wait to get a rental car yada yada. Many times you could

> drive faster to your destination even Several states away and you get to

> see you so much more country here by car or RV

>

> But if you’re one of 30 million people packed into a tiny little county

> having to rely on public transportation and ownership of a car and

> petrol is expensive/taxed to oblivion well then walk, ride a bicycle,

> take a taxi, take public transportation to the airport, Fly to the euro

> destination of your choice do the same thing (bicycle rental, taxi, walk

> or take more public transportation) to get where your going,

>

> Man that sounds like so much fun, Not!

>

> You got me stimulated though so maybe soon we will hop in our private

> car or van (Van has a Port-a-let and like a 24 a gallon fuel tank so no

> need to stop) and go a couple states away to Niagara Falls, stay for a

> day or so and come back,

>

> I think the maid in the mist is running now:

> >

^ This! I'm taking an 800 mile trip in my 94 Aerostar van shortly. Like the song `Goin to Ohio'...…..LOL!

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Overpriced Parts /

> Bas Autowas Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> You're only about 13 million people off.

>

> We choose not to drive cars everywhere, we can easily afford cars and

> gas because we earn living wages.

>

> When it comes to holidays in Europe most people still use their car,

> legally driving 150mph on the Autobahn is still one of the most fun

> things there is.

Your socialist country sucks Beyond belief and it always will, As far as I’m concerned the way I was growing up is nothin when do you ever, you appeal to you guys 1/2 guys and that’s OK,

Our country is going through some issues because the young people are dumb as a box of rocks, none want to get handcuffed Ever P And will fight to the death as long as somebody videos,

I guess someone’s Will fight to the death if their life depended on it and because somebody who doesn’t wanna get handcuffed and arrested For a crime 10 times the one I have a faced and put in the car by the cops and ends up dying,

Believe me I’ve been there before several times!

I’ve had more than my share of run ins with the law and more than my share of being robbed, all times I end up the loser but did I complied with the robbers and complied with the cops and I’m here to talk about it!

if I didn’t wouldn’t be hearing for me right now,

Liberal run cities with these nutcase people! Are all the ones are in the news,

if it ever comes to my hood which it isn’t nowI’ll be gone,

Don’t get me wrong if I was in their situation and I had to get all free shit forever and protest protest because I’m a lazy MF Plike all those peoples are I would be the same wa,

One Intelligent experience one baby boomer is worth hundreds of these these young nutcase Lazy people,

I don’t understand it, when was 15 years old and I couldn’t wait to leave my house and do my own thing,

The problem with these these people that are were still living with their parents‘

it’s unbelievable if I was their parents I would kick them out/evict them!

Lazy F ass caught up in main street media don’t know nothing! Ever!

It’s too Late save their lifes As far as I’m concerned, so there’s so many bridges you could jump off of!

I depended on my training with the scouts at age 12 As well as camping fishing living off the land,

why can’t these Young Dumbasses as well as to feel old people nowadays do anything beyond belief,

These Woodstock college professors preach stuff that could never work In any society ever just keep listening to them and drink the Kool-Aid

Re: Austria sets minimum price for plane tickets

Uh oh, Ken's of his meds again.

Re: Austria sets minimum price for plane tickets

Some more great airplane news, this time from the Netherlands.

The opening of the new airport 50 miles from my house has been delayed yet again!

Our current government won't decide on its opening and will wait till after the elections, meaning we can stop it's opening all together!

We already have one of the busiest airports in Europe and a whole bunch of smaller ones, so we really don't need another airport just for "fun trips".

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> Overpriced Parts Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> > Bas Autowas Wrote:

>

> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> > You're only about 13 million people off.

>

> >

>

> > We choose not to drive cars everywhere, we can easily afford cars and

>

> > gas because we earn living wages.

>

> >

>

> > When it comes to holidays in Europe most people still use their car,

>

> > legally driving 150mph on the Autobahn is still one of the most fun

>

> > things there is.

>

> Your socialist country sucks Beyond belief and it always will, As far as

> I’m concerned the way I was growing up is nothin when do you ever, you

> appeal to you guys 1/2 guys and that’s OK,

>

> Our country is going through some issues because the young people are

> dumb as a box of rocks, none want to get handcuffed Ever P And will

> fight to the death as long as somebody videos,

>

> I guess someone’s Will fight to the death if their life depended on it

> and because somebody who doesn’t wanna get handcuffed and arrested For a

> crime 10 times the one I have a faced and put in the car by the cops and

> ends up dying,

>

> Believe me I’ve been there before several times!

>

> I’ve had more than my share of run ins with the law and more than my

> share of being robbed, all times I end up the loser but did I complied

> with the robbers and complied with the cops and I’m here to talk about

> it!

>

> if I didn’t wouldn’t be hearing for me right now,

>

> Liberal run cities with these nutcase people! Are all the ones are in

> the news,

>

> if it ever comes to my hood which it isn’t nowI’ll be gone,

>

> Don’t get me wrong if I was in their situation and I had to get all free

> shit forever and protest protest because I’m a lazy MF Plike all those

> peoples are I would be the same wa,

>

> One Intelligent experience one baby boomer is worth hundreds of these

> these young nutcase Lazy people,

>

> I don’t understand it, when was 15 years old and I couldn’t wait to

> o leave my house and do my own thing,

>

> The problem with these these people that are were still living with

> their parents‘

>

> it’s unbelievable if I was their parents I would kick them out/evict

> them!

>

> Lazy F ass caught up in main street media don’t know nothing! Ever!

>

> It’s too Late save their lifes As far as I’m concerned, so there’s so

> many bridges you could jump off of!

>

> I depended on my training with the scouts at age 12 As well as camping

> fishing living off the land,

>

> why can’t these Young Dumbasses as well as to feel old people nowadays

> do anything beyond belief,

>

> These Woodstock college professors preach stuff that could never work In

> any society ever just keep listening to them and drink the Kool-Aid

Wat?!? Damn man, slow it down some....

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I wasn’t really sure what happened there ^^^ either.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Overpriced Parts Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> Ken rants about young people for 20 minutes

Shut the fuck up Ken, you antiquated bag of blood clots.

Why don't you post some more hate for social progress followed by the same shaky, show-nothing video of you riding a Puch.

You're part of the problem.

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