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June 11, 2007



If it's a monopoly, they can do what they damn well please. When there's no alternative (competition), then there's little incentive to provide good service. What're people going to do, walk?

If it's not a monopoly? Use the other carrier. Unless they're...WORSE?

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If there is a constant demand and they are the only supplier, the market does not force them to practice good will in their operations. They will do what they want when they want, as your next option is Autobis terra and Cacammali ,which they know you wouldn't do. You are paying for a service that is a notch better than traveling by bus, but not quite on the cloud nine standards either.


I heard the stories too. It seemed quite silly to me to probably be booked on the only flight in and out that day and have to be at the airport 3 hours ahead of time to check in and go through security. I mean, the airports seemed deserted!! And we seemed to be the only fools at the airport, waiting, until the flight boarded and it was always, always, full! Where the smarter locals were hiding until boarding time, I'd love to know. It did not happen to our group, but an email from our group leader confirmed that all those troubles you mentioned with the inflight service of EA happened to him in spades with the next tour group he took through Ethiopia!


Well, yes, one learns to show up maybe an hour early. After all, a miracle could happen: the flight could leave on time.

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