OK, we all agree that Seth is a moronic idea.
The opinions of Mike Boyd are far more diverse. I have to chime in.
Boyd is kind of like the crazy uncle everyone has at Christmastime....you know who I mean. The guy who pops off in mixed company and you have to shake your head but deep down you admire the guy for having the balls to just let it rip.
Boyd's a guy who will always offer his unvarnished opinion of things. And his consultancy and their analysis is far more professional and detailed than the exterior impression would lead one to believe. I think part of that is admittedly a shtick to draw attention, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Personally, I appreciate hearing the straight dope. I--like Boyd--am sick and tired of politics threatening aviation security and the airline industry, and I'm elated to finally have a voice--albeit a loud and sometimes pugnacious one--screaming at the top of his lungs that the emperor has no clothes.
I get in arguments with a couple of my OAL colleagues about Boyd infrequently. The funny thing is that when it comes to disputing his commentary, there isn't much factually to contradict him!
Tsully- You may not like him, and that's entirely your prerogative. But unlike you--many of us, including myself--have spent years, decades and our entire adult lives in this business and we see structural post-deregulation problems in not only the FAA, TSA
, market dynamics, but also in how the media portrays things. Mike Boyd calls bullshit on these things consistently, and I for one am very grateful to have his voice given some credence.
I trust his judgement a hell of a lot more than I do the so-called experts who pontificate behind their bureaucratic, journalistic or intellectualistic ivory towers.