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ATC Privatization Shouldn’t Be A Political Decision

American Airlines requesting support for ATC upgrades

Last week, Trump proposed fast-tracking the NextGen air traffic control system (or ATC abbreviated) for managing commercial flights over US airspace. Some airlines have taken to goading their members to support the bill. However, you should make your own decision and it should be an apolitical one. Advocates of the privatization measure say moving air traffic…

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Delta’s New Bag Tag: Your Face

In an effort to cut in half the time it takes to check a bag, Delta will test a new system that uses facial recognition. This summer, four machines will test matching customers with their passport photos in Minneapolis to identify baggage. The airline is hoping to speed the process for passengers and free gate agents…

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Are Communism and Safety Fears Keeping Americans Away From Cuba?

Old car in Cuba

A year after the US eased travel restrictions to Cuba, Americans are actually less willing to visit the island. In 2017, only 40% of Americans are interested in taking a trip to Cuba. That’s down 2% from last year. As a result, major airlines are already pulling out of the market or reducing the number of flights to the island.  And many…

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Fyre Festival Fiasco: Wait, It Gets Better

fyre sales deck

This weekend, I wrote about the debacle known as the Fyre Festival. It was supposed to be a luxury music festival. Hyped by celebrity model endorsers, it ended up as a disastrous exercise in defrauding ultra-rich millennials. Now the Fyre story gets even juicier. Someone has leaked the sales deck for investor pitches. And this presentation,…

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