Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Dalek 1

    Dalek 1 said, 1 day ago

    Thank goodness i don’t fly. If i can’t drive there, I ain’t going!

  2. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Hey business as usual, squeeze the customer for every penny you can get. That’s what businesses do.Lot’s of other examples of “virtual” monopolies. Comcast, and the prescription drug industry and many others.

  3. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, 1 day ago

    @Dalek 1

    You and me both. You couldn’t PAY me to fly on a commercial aircraft. I’ve given up on Amtrak too. Either drive there, or take a boat. Better yet, I think I’ll just stay home, thank you.

  4. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Walking is healthy!

  5. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Southwest doesn’t belong in this toon. They have a completely different business model that’s actually fair. The fares are transparent, you can cancel and get dollar for dollar credits to reschedule, and bags fly free. Throw in generally happy workers and they are way, way, better than the others in this oligopoly.

  6. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 1 day ago

    I’m sure Steve didn’t mean to cast aspersions on Southwest; it’s just that, with the growing tend towards monopoly, there are fewer and fewer businesses to fill out the cartoon.
    And, I for one, always prefer to drive if at all possible, to being in the TSA cattle call and the sardine can called a plane.

  7. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 1 day ago

    Baggage Fees
    First checked bag: $20-$45.
    Second checked bag: $30-$55.
    Additional bags fee: $75-$100 each.
    Overweight bags: $25 for 41-50lbs; $50 for 51-70lbs; $100 for 71-99lbs.
    Oversize bags: $100-$150.
    In-cabin pet fee: $100.

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Well, what we need here is more ‘free market’ capitalism. You know, more mergers and deregulation. Give those businesses a free hand and fares and costs will plummet, just plummet.

    And there’ll be lots and lots of leg room, too.

    Sorry about those United pensions, though. After the execs cashed out, there just wasn’t any money.

  9. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 1 day ago


    I haven’t flown since 2003 but have loads of good memories, flying Southwest.

  10. Illegal Seagull

    Illegal Seagull said, 1 day ago

    And you chisling airlines are going to get my business…….how?

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @Dalek 1

    I thought Daleks just rolled everywhere on casters.

  12. Stan King

    Stan King said, 1 day ago

    @Beau Nobo

    In-cabin pet fee should be north of $10K.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Deregulation under Reagan was of course going to increase competition, lower rates, create new airlines and investor opportunities, and improve access to air travel, and make it more comfortable as the companies would put the travelers first. ….riiiiggghhhhttt.

    The sharks are well fed, no minnows left, they even ate some whales, and monopoly is good for the public, right?

  14. Tarredandfeathered

    Tarredandfeathered said, 1 day ago

    Has anyone else noticed that the Bad Guys in most of the new TV Shows, Particularly the Sci-Fi shows, are mostly Corporations?
    Several of the Sci-Fi shows seem to be featuring a future where “Government” has been successfully “Drowned in a Bathtub” leaving the Corporations running Everything.
    Most of those futures appear pretty Bleak and “Mad Max” would be right at home.

  15. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago


    That would be Dystopia Airlines, famous for dosing passengers with Halcyon, loading them into modular capsules, and then handling them via automated distribution systems.
    Care for a complimentary glass of Soylent Green before resting in your dream compartment?

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