As the song goes [REFRAIN] "Send lawyers, guns
and money! Get me out of here!"
I wonder if we could get an airline to merge with a bank, so they could offer a "return ticket air passage
CD". You deposit your money
into a competitive interest CD, and they issue you an open return ticket valid for up to the CD price
. So when someone demands proof that you have paid passage
home--you've got it. Meanwhile, it earns some money
for your cruising kitty, and you don't have to cashier the ticket to get your money back. Just roll it over when it matures.
Maybe UBS would go for a scheme like that, in conjunction with SwissAir. Or did someone buy out SwissAir recently?