Up In the Air

Such legislation is a classic example of politicians’ heavy-handedness.  Ignorant of the countless details that must be mastered to make the airline industry work even reasonably well – but intoxicated with crude fantasies of how it should work – politicians castrate pilots, gate agents, executives who specialize in making flight schedules, and myriad other airline specialists of their abilities to respond effectively to the vast array of ever-changing facts that must be reckoned with if each flight is to have a respectable chance of being safe and on-time.

Intoxicated isn’t the word I would use, but it is a classic example of bad policy.

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