Friday, August 28, 2009

Delta Watch - Cincy negotiating to keep international flights

From down the river.  The powers that be in Cincinnati are negotiating with Delta to try and save some international flights from their that are slated to be eliminated. Sounds like they are backed into a corner to do what was done here which is to have some local organization guarantee a certain amount of revenues or seats sold in order for Delta to keep the flight.  Maybe Pittsburgh was on the cutting edge of a new paradigm in the airline industry.  What if every region winds up being asked to pony up to support local flights like that.  Just a thought experiment to think what the logical conclusion is there. 


Anonymous MH said...

Speaking of subsidized transportation, the Port Authority has apparently been busy. I'll wait to see how it actually works, but the plan looks very good from the perspective of a Squirrel Hill to Oakland commuter.

Friday, August 28, 2009 4:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Airlines: the new sports teams/convention centers?

Friday, August 28, 2009 4:51:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Arsenal said...

I really don't see how air transit, the most wasteful and polluting of all transportation methods, should be subsidized. It doesn't even benefit the "social good" considering that only those who have the ability/opportunity/money to travel, can.

Aside from the main power and political centers of the world, we need to start preparing for a future without convenient air transportation.

Keep in mind that there are still no viable alternatives to powering commercial air flight with anything but fossil fuels.

Saturday, August 29, 2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

Have you taken a flight lately? Convenient air transportation is already gone for everybody without the money for a private jet.

Saturday, August 29, 2009 12:11:00 PM  

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