American Airlines Apparently Decides to Price Gouge for Hurricane Lane Hitting Hawaii

by John Galt
August 22, 2018 19:20 ET

Remember all the stories about the hurricanes hitting Texas, Louisiana, and of course my home state of Florida and “entrepreneurs” price gouging then getting arrested after the storm?

In the fine tradition of Pakistani owned convenience stores raising gas prices from $3.00 per gallon to $14.00 per gallon the day before a storm hits, American Airlines apparently has decide that it should be run like a convenience store in South Florida. From Ian Minnerly’s Twitter feed:

When I first saw this, I said to myself, no freaking way, a major corporation couldn’t be that bad, right?


15 minutes after he posted that, I decided to search for flights myself at the American Airlines website and got an even higher price for tomorrow’s last minute escape flights:

Have no fear though. The general sheeple public will keep on giving them their business even when prices are jacked up 500%+.


FYI, one month later here are the prices one-way from Honolulu:

Maybe American has a deal with FEMA to fly the body bags in for free on the return trip once the airport is open.

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