Journal of Air Law and Commerce
Air transportation has traditionally been considered the most expensive form of travel. In that price context, the charter is an anomaly. Supplemental air carriers have built multi-million dollar businesses exclusively from the charter trade, and millions of passengers have flown by charter.
An anomaly, however, is inherently suspect and becomes proportionally more suspect as it infringes upon the status quo. Resolution of questions concerning the viability of the charter concept lies in a full understanding of the different charter forms available, the possible alternatives to these forms, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and the best way to accomplish the purported charter goal of economical recreation travel.
Gerald S. Reamey, Charter Air Travel: Paper Airplanes in a Dogfight (Comment), 42 J. Air L. & Com. 405 (1976).