Southwest Airlines' Herb Kelleher sees a solution to airport congestion in simplistic terms: build another 50 mi. of concrete runways (AW&ST June 4, p. 86). While the construction industries would no doubt welcome this as a supplement to the already bottomless crucible of cement that continues to become concrete for extra lanes on interstate highways and parking lots, this is not the answer. Airports for airplanes are like highways for cars or trucks or buses. With both, the only ...
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