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Airline promises $49 flights in and out of Jamestown

August 15, 2013

JAMESTOWN — The possibility of $49 flights in and out of Jamestown is real....

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Aug-15-13 2:41 PM

Hey what happend to the glowing reports about the other cafe when the rents were cut? Once again a new idea comes and I hope it works. As Carlaw sez: Many people like Jamestown so they can go ski someplace else".

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Aug-15-13 9:48 AM

I wouldn't drive there for a free flight!!!

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Aug-15-13 8:54 AM

How can they afford to offer $49 flights? Because we taxpayers subsidize them!

Under the Essential Air Service program we pay airlines around $220M/year to service over 100 small airports. The program dates back to the 70s when Congress deregulated airlines, thinking this would protect small airports.

It does – and we all pay for it - - the airlines receive a per-passenger subsidy from the largesse of US taxpayers...

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Aug-15-13 8:51 AM

I say let's give it a whirl. This may be what will help keep the airport viable. I also am eager to try the 50's cuisine, so keep us updated when it opens.

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Aug-15-13 7:47 AM

Please be sure the public knows when the restaurant opens so we can support it!! I would love to have lunch at a 50's style restaurant and woudl be willing to drive there (25 miles) to get it!

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