Thursday, March 11, 2010

Unintended consequences

Airlines respond to the threat of new $27,500 fines for keeping passengers on the tarmac for more than 3 hours:
Carriers say that to avoid those fines, they will aggressively cancel flights before and during storms—even if the bad weather never materializes. The threats could foreshadow significant changes in air travel, making it even less reliable for millions of road warriors and vacationers. By canceling flights, it could take days for all travelers to get home when storms strike.

1 comment:

  1. And that's $27,500 PER PERSON !
    That's almost 4mm for a packed 737 (says LBN news).

    Why not adopt a "Dominoes Pizza" Model -
    if airline doesn't deliver you within a 3 hour window IT'S FREE !