Thursday, January 31, 2013
Failing to Consider the Unintended Consequences
Re: Now you can sue over flight delays in Europe
This is just another governmental intervention that fails to consider the unintended consequences of fining airlines for flight delays. Now there will be an additional incentive to fly aircraft that have mechanical problems or push pilots to fly beyond crew rest requirements. When money is on the line, not only for the airline but for the crew also, the grey areas will be decided in favor of taking the bird into the skies. The market is sufficient to weed out inefficient air carriers.