Source: Gary Leff - View from the Wing
Chris McGinnis points to a survey by the US Travel Association arguing that people avoid flying because of delays and cancellations, which they suggest are because of lack of government investment in airport infrastructure and air traffic control improvements.
They argue that 38 million domestic plane trips were avoided in 2013, for a total airfare loss of ~ $9.5 billion.
And piling on, just like advocates for sports stadiums, they argue that this means a broader loss for the overall economy of $35.7 billion through lost hotel bookings, rental cars, dining out, and recreation. Because anyone who doesn’t take a ...