Posts Tagged ‘airlines’

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

Update: Brad Templeton responded late Friday afternoon in a comment on this post. Today Forbes’s website published a rather odd article by Brad Templeton of something called “Singularity University,” a research outfit in Silicon Valley that claims to be working on the technologies that will solve human problems. The article claims that high speed rail […]

Sep 4th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’m writing this while waiting for my flight at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, after spending a great weekend watching the San Francisco Giants win both their spring training games (and more importantly, look pretty solid in the process). So this article on the FAA’s projection of high airfares the rest of this decade seemed particularly […]

Mar 11th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

California High Speed Rail Authority Board chairman Dan Richard knows all too well about the airline industry. Serving as a Director on the Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s Board from 1996 to 2004, the East Bay resident and his colleagues clashed with United Airlines over the use of airport landing fees to build BART’s station […]

Feb 18th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized