Moroccan's living in America have been protesting for years about the cost of tickets from America to Morocco. Now they have taken the extraordinary step of writing an open letter to Morocco's Prime Minister.
So what are the facts? The View from Fez shopped around with various airlines for a round trip from New York to Casablanca for a single adult (economy), departing Friday May 25 and returning Thursday May 31 (dates were chosen at random). The prices below are per passenger, including taxes.
Lufthansa - $1,135
Iberia - $1,163
Air France -$1,182
Delta - $1,292
KLM - $2,770
Royal Air Maroc - $3562
In fairness, there are even more expensive flights available, but the disparity between the reasonably priced flights and the Royal Air Maroc price indicates that Moroccans living in America may well have a point.
However, given the availability of cheaper options why are the Moroccan Americans not simply booking with other airlines?