This week’s featured link:
Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers punish Delta for crossing the NRA – Associated Press
I’ll admit that the Georgia government threats of retaliation for Delta pulling a discount program for National Rifle Association (NRA) members didn’t surprise me. But moving beyond talk and actually taking action because of it? Well that’s just ridiculous. If I lived in Georgia, I’d be pretty embarrassed about how I’m being represented. Even if I backed the NRA, I still would hope that the removal of a discount for a private group wouldn’t result in retaliation from those in public office. That’s a very hostile climate for a business to be in. If I were looking to relocate a business, this would be a real concern… unless I was looking to relocate FROM Georgia.
Two for the road:
Boeing to have 51 percent stake in venture with Embraer: paper – Reuters
Anything Airbus can do, I can do better? Airbus bought a majority stake in the C-Series aircraft, and now Boeing wants to do the same with the Embraer commercial aircraft line. I just keep shaking my head and how Boeing has handled itself in the regional space, but, well, it’s never a dull moment.
How Boston’s Airport Bounced Back From the Storm That Crippled J.F.K. – The New York Times
File this one under the long-running saga “Boston rules, New York drools.” You undoubtedly remember the mess that was JFK after that big storm earlier this winter. Here’s how Boston handled things better. To be fair, JFK has a lot more international airlines with a lot more flights to coordinate, but there’s no question that JFK is a mess that needs help.