This week’s featured link:
The bus to the plane: On board Sun Country’s first Landline connection – TPG
I love multi-modal, and here’s a trip report of the latest attempt to combine bus with plane. The biggest hurdle remains the inability to operate the bus “behind security.” People still need to get off in Minneapolis when the bus gets to MSP, and go through security there. If the bus is late or if lines are long, that always makes me nervous. I’m sure they’ve thought it through and planned it out the best they can, but being able to operate behind security would be the real game-changer.
On a related note, we should all thanks Ned Russell for sacrificing by taking a trip to Duluth AND checking a bag just for this story. That’s dedication.
Two for the road:
The sobering history of crashes by Alaska’s biggest rural air carrier – Anchorage Daily News
This won’t get a ton of coverage down here in the lower 48, but it should. Flying in Alaska is challenging, but that doesn’t mean that people should just accept it.
At the old New Orleans airport, the final goodbye — and one last drink at the bar – Nola.com
Congrats to the people of New Orleans who finally have a sparkling, new airport terminal. The old one was crumbling, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for nostalgia. This article fills that need. I had to look up what second-lining was, but that combined with the last passengers to board being drunks stumbling on at the last moment made for a very New Orleans-goodbye.