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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Bortz: Thanks, Delta Air Lines

Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Bortz offers a resolution on council's agenda for tomorrow that expresses councils appreciation for Delta's commitment to Cincinnati.

It also "commends and encourages Delta's efforts to lower certain leisure travel airfares at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport" and says the city recognizes the need for "airfares to be continuously evaluated on the basis of regional competition and encourages Delta to take such regional competition into account."


13 Comments:

at 12:01 AM, January 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work Chris What's-Your-Name! I'm sure Delta has taken notice and we'll all see better fares soon.

Our Mayor should get involved (or at, least come back to town).

 
at 8:21 AM, January 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has he gone mad? Delta has made sure we have among the most expensive prices in the nation.

 
at 10:50 AM, January 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fares may be high, but Delta also directly employs hundreds of people, and those people provide jobs for thousands more... (They need Doctors, their kids need teachers, etc). If Delta merges with Northwest, and then the hub is pulled, that will almost kill a large chunk of our local economy. Secondly, businesses locate here because of the hub (MORE JOBS). We can kiss that goodbye too.

 
at 10:59 AM, January 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a resolution thanking Delta and Northern Kentucky's good old boys for gouging us on fares for the past 20 years?

 
at 12:21 PM, January 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The savings resulting from competitive post-monopoly airfares will offset quite a bit of the loss of hub status; the real needs for regional air transportation will continue to be met by Delta's successors; and we may even get an opportunity to restructure the Northern Kentucky Airport so it can actually serve regional needs instead of it's own selfish interests.

 
at 2:32 PM, January 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris,
I guess all the problems are now solved in the city. Or are we thanking Delta for campaign donations.

 
at 8:31 PM, January 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing he's only doing this to make Delta worth more in the merger, begging the question unasked by Lazy Enquirer Reporters: "What's in it for Chris?"

 
at 10:46 PM, January 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste of time.....

 
at 6:43 AM, January 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a first for Chrissy Bortz. He's usually on the side of gouging the general public in any way possible. Way to turn over a new leaf Chrissy!

 
at 11:04 AM, January 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Delta? Thanks for what, THE HIGHEST AIRFARE IN THE NATION??? To hell with Delta, to hell with their hub and to hell with the greedy CVG airport. Bring on Northwest!

 
at 11:45 AM, January 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares about Delta. Of all the people I know, even business travelers, they all fly out of Indy, Dayton, or Louisville, because it's common knowledge that Delta is sticking it to everyone who flys out of Cincinnati. Sorry if good local people loose their jobs, but blame Delta management for their monopolizing the local market. The outright greed displayed by Delta throughout their history here in Cincinnati is truely disgusting and it's about time they get what they deserve.

 
at 7:04 PM, January 19, 2008 Blogger The Sour Kraut said...

Bortz is so much an elitist ass.

Why is it okay for Delta to be free from free-market competition and anti-trust. They employ predator pricing to keep other airline out so we have to pay two and three times what fares are in Indy, etc.

All Bortz cares for are the wealthy that exploit the masses.

 
at 6:37 PM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the council should be doing is urging the Airport Board to start wooing other airlines into CVG. If is short sighted to not realize that Delta is going to merge with someone (name the palyer Northwest, United, etc) this eliminate the hub here totally. At that time if CVG wants to remain a major player in the airline industry they better have someone(s) lined up.

One advantage of the hub leaving is airfares will be lower because of competition.

 
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