U.S. congressman proposes law to limit shrinking airline seats – CNN.com
In case you missed it, Rep Steve Cohen is putting forward a bill in the House of Representatives to regulate seat size. As I’m sure you’ve guessed, I think this is a terrible idea. As long as safety isn’t compromised, then all this will do is push up fares by forcing fewer seats on airplanes. For the most price-sensitive traveler, this is bad news. For those who aren’t price-sensitive, there’s already an option on every domestic airline today (except Southwest) to pay extra for more legroom. Of course, some people disagree…
— UnPersuaded (@sirobin171) February 11, 2016
‘Air taxi’ business sees promise at Westchester County Airport – The Journal News
The folks in Westchester County in New York are seeing more air taxis come in. I’m not an expert on this side of the industry, but there seems to be a clear niche that can work. The author asked if I thought this could be a disruptor like Uber. No way. Uber is more convenient AND cheaper. Air taxis are more convenient but they’re not cheaper.
Monday’s a holiday here in the US, so I’ll be back Tuesday.