Originally posted on JetHead's Blog:

I can explain the truth about airline ticket prices in just two words:

Jerry Jones.

Stay with me, please. And go one step further, considering also “The Death Star,” as local sports commentators have dubbed Jerry Jones’ new billion-dollar stadium in Arlington.

"Jerry World," Arlington, Texas.

Put these two images together and consider one very important economic indicator: the FCI, or “Fan Cost Index.”  The FCI formula takes a representative look at what a family of four could expect to spend at a football game this year. The FCI comprises the prices of four average-price “general” tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two least-expensive, adult-size adjustable caps.

According to a  recent survey, Jerry Jones and his new stadium have had a major impact on NFL ticket prices. According to a late-2009 “Team Marketing Report:”

“Tickets to National Football…

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  1. As I understand it, after looking past the oxymoron of the title (truth and airline ticket prices are mutually exclusive), you are suggesting that pricing is related to heavy government subsidy, consideration of what a market will bear, an uncontrolled compulsion for over-priced beer, and a false prestige coupled with purchase of the product.

    Have I got that right?

    • All except the government subsidy part.

      It’s been airline worker paychecks doing the subsidizing. The nation is entitled to cheap airfares, according to congress, no matter whose pension vanishes in the process.

      Actually, I wish congress would do something about rising beer prices.

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