Archives

Posts Tagged ‘airlines’

Since at least 2008, one of the most common criticisms of California high speed rail has been the claim that HSR is simply unnecessary because of Southwest Airlines. Southwest offers frequent flights at dirt cheap fares, so why would anyone spend more money to take a slower train? This argument has always been rooted in […]

Nov 26th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the main reasons to build high speed rail in California is to lure passengers away from airlines, which spew huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, and put them onto bullet trains powered by renewable electricity. All over the world we’ve seen how riders will make the shift from planes to trains once […]

Apr 1st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

In what is seen as something of a blow to Mineta San José airport, Virgin America announced last week it would be leaving SJC even though they had just launched flights to LAX less than a year ago: “Despite our steadily improving performance at SJC, demand in the market hasn’t met expectations and we’ve made […]

Mar 16th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ryanair is one of Europe’s leading low-cost airlines, known for dirt cheap no-frills flights. It’s their version of Southwest except with even lower fares and less on-board services. But they’ve just announced they are abandoning the Milan to Rome route – and the reason is high speed rail: Ryanair will cease flying between Italy’s two […]

Jan 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized