Cranky on the Web: Billions of Dollars Pour Into LAX, Singapore’s Longest Haul

Los Angeles’ Massive Airport MakeoverIcons of Infrastructure
I stopped doing freelance writing a long time ago, but Icons of Infrastructure asked me if I’d take a crack of some of the projects being done at LAX, and I was happy to jump back in the game. This piece focuses on just three projects – the northern part of the Midfield Satellite Concourse, the Delta SkyWay, and the Landside Access Modernization Project. Read the article for details.

Is now the right time for SIA’s relaunch of the world’s longest flight?Travel Daily Media
I didn’t write about it here on the blog, but Singapore has its new A350-900ULR aircraft coming in and that means Newark is back (with LA to follow). I was asked about why it failed before, and whether it’ll work this time around.

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Hi Cranky, I believe some of the statements you made regarding the LAX project need to be clarified, especially about the connection to public transit. The article says “The Metro station is expected to open for service in 2019”, but that’s not the LAX transfer station. When the Crenshaw/LAX line opens in 2019, the current “G” shuttle will move over to a new station at Century/Aviation. The LAX transfer station on Aviation/96th will be built later, and will open concurrently with the people mover. The article also mentions ITF-West as the place to connect to city buses (it sits approximately… Read more »


I’m nitpicking here, but… The Travel Daily piece switches up $/gallion and $/litre prices for jet fuel. It also refers to a person by last name only before properly introducing him by full name and title, which is a huge pet peeve of mine. Not your fault, Cranky, but they need a better editor.