Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Price Gouging for the holidays
Thanks to the illegal strike GC alluded to below, it will be costing people upwards of $300 to get to JFK Airport.
In what may be a case of prohibited price gouging related to the transit strike, a Queens car-service company says it will charge a $300 fare for a passenger traveling to JFK Airport today.
Crosslands East Transportation in Long Island City normally charges $40 per hour for its car service.
But yesterday, in response to two requests for rides to JFK, a dispatcher said the company is accepting reservations for today only from customers with existing corporate accounts, at a charge of $50 per hour, with a six-hour minimum.
The dispatcher said that the special $300 fare was in effect because of the expected subway and bus strike.