Market Wins: CEO Says Air Travel Prices Going Down

Air travel prices to Europe from the U.S. will soon be $69 according to Norwegian Air CEO. It wasn’t too long ago that the media was warning us about how bad it is that cheap oil might cause airlines to start a price war with one another to win over customers. But that’s how the market works. Providers compete with one another for customers and outbid one another by lower prices and increasing quality. Sometimes, an industry stagnates because not much can change in terms of price or quality, Read more […]

Politicians Pretend Airlines Can’t Protect Customers from Second-Hand Vaping

Don’t businesses already have an incentive to keep customers from being inconvenienced or harmed by vaping? As you probably already know, vaping is the new term for using “electronic cigarettes” which allow you to inhale nicotine without smoking tobacco. I’ve heard that nicotine is an intelligence booster and have wondered about experimenting with it. But even if I found it helped, I’m not sure I would want to feel dependent on the expense. Plus, I’m not certain that vaping is safe Read more […]

Airlines & Fuel Prices: How Our Media Leads Us Wrong

The media tries to make us want higher prices in how they report on fuel prices and airlines. We have discussed on this blog before how our elites hate low prices. The bizarre way in which this shows up in our media is on display in this Bloomberg Businessweek story: “How Cheap Oil Could Become a Real Problem for Airlines.” For roughly the past 35 years, inexpensive jet fuel has routinely served as a siren call to airline executives. Cheap fuel spurs more flights and wild grabs for whatever Read more […]

TSA Propaganda: Sometimes We Do Something Right!

So here’s the story: “TSA screeners confiscated 19 firearms at Indianapolis International Airport in 2012.” “More than 1,500 firearms were confiscated at airport checkpoints in 2012, according to a new report from the Transportation Security Administration. TSA spokesman David Castelveter told CNN  TSA screeners found an average of four weapons per day last year. A TSA spokesperson told RTV6 19 firearms were found at Indianapolis International Airport checkpoints in 2012. Fifteen of the Read more […]