Would you ride on AirLyft, with the pilot who doesn't have a commercial license, in a plane that's not certified to carry passengers for hire, in a situation with no insurance coverage in a crash happens? Would you want your loved ones doing it? If your niece or nephew had a pilot's license, would you want them flying this sort of a run?
Isn't this the same thing as Lyft is doing with cars? People may be frustrated with Yellow Cabs. Is putting people in unlicensed jitneys, with drivers without a commercial license, without insurance to cover the passengers or pedestrians, the right thing to do?
Is it right for government officials to acquiesce in this shady operation?
When Sidecar attempted to run a similar business in Philadelphia in 2013, the authorities ran a sting operation, gave the drivers serious fines, and impounded the cars. Will Pittsburgh respond differently?