posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 02:22 PM
Another reason why airlines might be upset that I haven't seen yet, and probably will be if they block off the airspace on a perminant basis, is:
1) Fuel. It'll cost more fuel to go around the airspace. Since airlines are notoriously cheap, and seemingly getting cheaper by the minute, it'll
force them to spend more fuel to get around the airspace.
2.) Timetables. The delay of the flight getting around the airspace will cause a ripple effect of their schedules, and a lot of flights will be
affected. For example, say a flight from Phoenix to, I dunno, Memphis, with a short layover in San Antonio (I'm not sure if this is a real flight).
Airlines are way too cheap to bump up the speed on the flight to compensate.
You may have gone through the NM spaceports airspace before arriving in San Antonio, and have 15 minutes to catch a connecting flight. If they blocked
off that airspace, a lot of connecting flights may be missed, stranding passengers until the next flight, which then too will already be oversold
since that's the airlines SOP.
I'm not down with airlines, but in this case I can kinda see why they're upset.
edit on 28-6-2018 by AmazonChitlin because: Typo