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Doing what they do

I walked down the road from the hotel, to an area  where you can watch planes do what planes do, and I sit here thinking if the amount of infrastructure it takes to operate just one airport and all the associated costs, and you wonder why airline tickets are not like a minimum of $8,000, and it’s even more amazing that I can fly from RDU Raleigh Durham round trip for about $100 less then it costs to take the train, and on top of it being  about 5 hours quicker.

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Now when you ride the train you see all kinds of deteriorating infrastructure all the stations are crap they are almost always late…

so what is the big difference here could it be that Amtrak is run by the federal government  as another social experiment and the airlines are all businesses built to make profit to keep their stockholders happy