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  1. Pat Wood
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    Wow, that’s quite the disparity. Glad to see that some healthy competition will make that route a lot more reasonable and affordable. Though with flights starting in May 2011, Continental definitely has a lot of time to respond, test, or ease into a lower pricing model for the route.

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