Closing Down the Airline Industry
That’s not going to happen tomorrow or this year, but I wonder if we’re not seeing the end of air travel as we’ve known it. A hundred years, for an industry to build itself, peak and then begin the long glide to disuse and decline.
There’s almost always a disruptor, but the timing has to be right for disruption
And I admit, it put a grin on my face when I read that EasyJet in Europe announced it will now charge their most-valued-customers for putting luggage in the overhead lockers. We’re always most-valued by the airlines as they jam the seats closer together, charge extra for luggage, tag you five bucks for a Coke and no longer hand out a newspaper. And always a reason.
“Whaddya think, we’re made of money?”
The timing is right. Flying is a major pain-in-the-ass unless you’re in Business Class and no one dares go there anymore unless they’re on a company expense account. Covid restrictions have taught business that Zoom is a lot cheaper than face to face. Man, that would really juice th…