Sunday, December 11, 2011

Question about Airlines

Mark Thoma tweets:

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Just once, I'd like to be able to get on the plane at the scheduled time, and make all my connections. Once doesn't seem to much to ask. Grr

I cannot agree more. Why is it so difficult for modern airlines to provide basic services? Why is the city bus more likely to be on schedule than Delta Airlines?


  1. Probably because it doesn't fly up in the sky.

  2. Flying does add complications but the bus routes are not without issues (accidents, traffic jams, bad weather) that can create reliability issues. I just know that it is rare and notable for an airtrip not to have issues.