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  1. Islip only seems to be getting busier as well. Honestly, fewer flights won’t work as people keep traveling no matter what.

    They need to double up the airports here. Expand Stewart and Islip to take care of populations there, and add another airport in NJ.

    If train prices weren’t ridiculous they might be able to cut down on short flights, but when the price of tickets are the same airports will continue to be crowded.

    Comment by David — 10/23/2007 @ 03:18:45 AM

  2. Further details on this in today’s NYTimes, specifically on JFK. Apparently plans call for congestion-like surcharges to discourage people buying tickets, although they’d be so nominal (a couple of dollars extra per passenger fare) that they won’t have any effect.

    Trains would be an ideal solution, except that the passenger-revenue model there hasn’t made sense in at least 50 years — so Amtrak would need even heavier subsidies than it’s been getting.

    Comment by CT — 10/23/2007 @ 10:09:42 PM

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