13% Think Airline Mergers Good for Fliers
Nearly half of Americans believe airline mergers are bad for consumers and that the deregulation of the airline industry has made flying more expensive. But frequent fliers are more likely to think deregulation has made flying cheaper.
Just 13% of American Adults see the merger of airlines like the recent one between American Airlines and US Airways as good for fliers. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% consider such mergers bad for fliers, while 15% say they have no impact. But a sizable 26% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here).
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The survey of 1000 American Adults was conducted on December 15-16, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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