During a recent speech, Bob Crandall, the ever-effervescent former
AA chairman, lambasted the Transportation Department for
investigating ways to nurture-slash-mandate more competition in the
airline industry, adding that the free market should determine how
things play out. And I suppose that Bob would jump off the Empire
State Building if the free market told him to.
In a stomach-turning display of international inhospitality,
protesters in Costa Rica blocked a group of gay and lesbian
tourists, who were clients of Los Angeles-based Atlantis Events. A
message to the protesters: Every tourist's blood is red, and every
tourist's money is green. Get a real cause.
Members of the American Car Rental Association voted to disband
the organization. And I thought for sure that was one organization
with unlimited mileage.