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  1. NB
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    I would hate to see the airlines moving towards the car rental type distribution systems, which are very opaque. Many, many discount offers (some personalized, some more general), all sounding very attractive, all discounting off an unknown number and all producing different prices, often higher than the original anonymous quote using stealth mode in my browser. Indeed, as a Hertz #1 Club Presidents Circle member, I find it beneficial to log in after the quote as, if I do so before obtaining a quote, the price goes up.

    If airlines move towards that sort of system for non-business customers, they will grab significantly more pricing power at the expense of the consumer.

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