Popular Mechanics has an interesting series of article on flying.
The fact is that the ATC should be privatized. The FAA’s system is archaic and the technology has been behind the curve for as long as I can remember. It looks like many other countries and regions have privatized ATC and are the better for it because a private company can: A. Make fast decisions and B. negotiate to get all the players on the same page with everybody having a stake. Government doesn’t work that way. Government does not do operations well and the ATC is a critical operation.
The rest of the articles are the usual stuff on how to plan your flights ahead of time and make your travel better.
The 80/20 rule applies to airlines as well as to just about everything else. 20% of the people provide a big chunk of the revenue.
few years ago, you said…
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