Boston’s Logan Airport plans to adopt peak pricing for landing fees.
Prices certainly matter, but the specific plan amounts to
- Mn attempt to pacify all sides, from airlines likely to balk at the fees, to passengers concerned about long delays, to regulators that want to head them off.
The specifics are unfortunately driven by an attempt to pacify litigious constituents, and ignore some really great ideas. A couple of months ago Lynne Kiesling wrote about the potential for auctioning off slots to allocate them to their highest valued uses and control congestion. (I argued then that technological solutions to improve air traffic control were equally important.)