In the previous blog I explained how fanatics have cost the society $136 million a year in wasted airline passenger time.
There is a straight forward solution. The San Francisco airport is owned and managed by the city of San Francisco.
It is time for San Francisco to lease the airport operations to a private company. This is what is done in most of the world for harbors and in several places for airports.
If SFO were operated by a private corporation the environmental fanatics problem could be solved.
Whenever the existing airport management points out the urgent need to expand the North Eastern runway into San Francisco Bay, the committee appointed to study the matter is always made up of politicos and environmentalists. These people know better than to rile the environmental fanatics.
A private company as the operator would not face such political failure. Such a company would find ways to bribe the environmental fanatics. In earlier dealings, the environmentalists were offered a trade of 1,300 acres of airport shoreline for 5000 acres of salt ponds conversion to bay marsh for wildlife. They turned it down.
A deal would be possible if they knew that their political pressure would be ineffective.
It is time to lease SFO to a private operator and give us a decent fully functioning airport.