This week’s featured link:
Breakdown at 30,000 Feet – Tampa Bay Times
Kudos to the folks at the Tampa Bay Times for putting forth a great investigative effort on Allegiant’s mechanical diversions. The numbers are startlingly high, but until the Times gathered all the information, Allegiant stone-walled. Now armed with facts, Allegiant is singing a very different tune to the paper. The good news is that it appears diversions are going down, and the article makes it sound like it’s only the MD-80 fleet that’s seen severe problems. This is something that has been discussed in abstract many times before, but it’s great to see the hard facts.
Two for the road:
American Airlines surprises future pilot with behind-the-scenes tour at Sky Harbor Airport – Fox 10 Phoenix
And now for something a bit lighter. An 8-year old named Kevin has been dressing up as a pilot and dragging his mom to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to watch airplanes on a weekly basis. (I know I’m not the only one who can relate to this kid’s passion.) Well, American took notice and gave him a tour all over the airline’s hub. Take 2 minutes, watch the video, and enjoy.
Op-ed: Clinton has skills and character to keep the nation flying – The Salt Lake Tribune
With the US presidential election finally coming on Tuesday, I thought I’d mix airplanes and politics. It seems former Delta Chairman and CEO Richard Anderson likes Clinton, and he wrote an op-ed about why. If she wins, dare I dream he could add Transportation Secretary to his resume? (Probably not, but just imagine.)