Posts Tagged ‘Continental Airlines’

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    Airline Mergers and Coffee

    Feb 23, 12 • 185 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Labor, Regulation, UncategorizedNo Comments

    What to do when one airline uses a potent Starbucks bean, the other a weak Fresh Brew blend and they merge? After 14 months, Continental and United finally decided. Described in Bloomberg Businessweek, our story starts with a 14 member beverage committee and

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    Unintended Consequences

    Mar 15, 10 • 160 Views • Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    New rules might not always have the results regulators expect.  Starting on April 29, any airplane that sits on the tarmac for longer than 3 hours will be fined up to $27,500 per passenger.  For a Boeing 737, that could mean $4 million.