Donald Trump is making American consumers great again. Here’s how

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More than $1k for an annual Disney pass? Quaaaaaack!

The Internet is having a Donald Duck-like tantrum after hearing news that Disney’s popular theme park annual passes jumped by up to 35 percent, crossing the psychologically important $1,000-a-year-mark.
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The Elliott Show: Loyalty programs, cruise prices and … oops

In this week’s episode of The Christopher Elliott Show, I forget the name of my guest, and my own name (oh, I’ll edit that part out) and I talk loyalty programs and cruise prices with Doug Parker. No, not that Doug Parker — that one. (Not enough espresso, my friends. Not enough espresso!)

Who’s to blame for this tourist trap?

Monhegan Island, Me., is almost too pretty for words. That’s probably how the problem started; everyone wanted to go there.

It isn’t easy or inexpensive. A one-hour ferry ride from Port Clyde, on Maine’s rugged middle coast, will set you back $32 roundtrip.
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When it comes to airfares, you get what you pay for

Here’s a fascinating graphic from our friend Bob Herbst, who shares a few numbers about airline ticket prices that might make you wish for the good ol’ pre-deregulation days, when airlines competed on service, not price.

During the last two decades, Amtrak’s average passenger revenue per mile is up 125 percent, and commuter rail revenues have jumped a respectable 45 percent.

Meanwhile, airlines are down nearly 10 percent.

Airfares haven’t even kept up with inflation.
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