News and notes from around the interweb:
- Captain Sully’s take on the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crash
- 10 ideas for getting hotel deals
- Wearing a medical device at an airport? Prepare to be humiliated by the TSA
- LAX breaks ground on its $5 billion people mover I can’t even fathom getting this expensive without even being under ground.
- The effect of slot controls on airfare prices (HT: Tyler Cowen) Lifting slot controls at Newark and evaluating changes in prices offered a natural experiment though of course the airport remains gate-constrained.
- The Wall Street Journal suggests that China was first to ground the Boeing 737 MAX for reasons of international prestige. A far cry from when Boeing was setting up the country’s aviation safety system, carefully framing things as bringing China up to ‘world’ standards (versus US standards).
- The passenger who tossed coins into an airplane engine for luck is being fined $7500