This week’s featured link:
Warren Buffett Is Betting the Airline Oligopoly Is Here to Stay – Harvard Business Review
The man who for years publicly cursed the airline industry as not worth investing in has now done an about face. Warren Buffet’s company has recently put a lot of money into every big airline in the US, and that adds another layer of confidence in the long term sustainability of success here. Here’s a guess from HBR as to why he changed his mind.
Two for the road:
Norwegian Air suspending four Las Vegas routes because it’s just too hot – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Airplanes packed with seats + heat + long distances = weight restrictions. Apparently this is news to Norwegian. The airline can’t fly to Vegas in the summer anymore, because it can’t take off with enough of a load when it gets too hot (which is often). Seems like there’s a solution here. Leave at night.
There’s Only One Government Agency With Its Own Special Anthem – Atlas Obscura
Did you know the FAA had its own anthem? I doubt it, but if you did, did you know it was written by a guy who worked there and used to dress up as Elvis? This is pure gold. Definitely watch the video as well. (via reddit)