This week’s featured link:
Why Did New York’s JFK Airport Struggle to Cope With Its Flight Backlog After the Bomb Cyclone? – The Points Guy
Were you stuck in New York during that nasty bomb cyclone thing? Or did you at least hear about the mess that was JFK? Well Jason Rabinowitz lives for terrible, terrible days like this in his hometown, and he’s put together a great post explaining just exactly what went wrong. A lot of this falls squarely on JFK itself and its bizarre operating structure. On the bright side, it made for some interesting aircraft spotting in other cities which had to take all these diversions. (Ok, that’s not much of a bright side…)
Two for the road:
As Alaska Air cuts costs, employee discontent grows and passenger loyalty is at risk – The Seattle Times
Normally I take stories like these with a grain of salt, but there appears to be some meat on this one. The reality is that during every merger there comes a time where morale sinks, and the company takes a wrong turn or two. That hardly means the world is ending, but it should be a wake up call to management. This is a story worth watching.
Cross-border bridge boosts Tijuana airport – Travel Weekly
For those who don’t know, the Tijuana Airport sits right on the border with California, but crossing the border can be a pain. Enter this brilliant idea a couple years back to simply build a bridge with customs/immigration built in. I love the idea of this bridge (which, yes, would go over any wall), and now the numbers are really starting to ramp up.