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Mar 17th 2010 1:50PM This is a shame. I've only flown Continental for one trip, but the complimentary breakfast that was actually healthy (cereal, box of raisins, milk and muffin) was one of the things that stood out in my mind about flying with them. (The other being a kickass crew who went above and beyond to help me get a lost item back, which included the captain holding the flight for 20 minutes so I could go back to the last gate I was at to try and recover it.)
Mar 15th 2010 4:20PM Actually programming +12025014444 would be better because you'll want the country code and the "+" should handle the international dialing prefix issues for cellphone users. Very good advice!
Aug 23rd 2009 10:21AM Still, not a bad photo. And at least it's *near* London Bridge, which is not too far upstream.
Jun 30th 2009 3:18AM Thanks for the link to the DA-20 video. I did all my training on Katanas -- beautiful airplanes! I'm not surprised you had so much fun flying them. :)
Apr 29th 2009 10:41AM It's interesting that the amount of time to do a circuit in the Katana DA-20 I learned to fly about 12 years ago was the same as the 737-800 you were flying: 6 minutes.
Wouldn't have wanted to have been in the pattern behind a 737-800, though!
Mar 16th 2009 5:49PM Completely appropriate because he was skiing out-of-bounds!
Areas are marked out-of-bounds because it's dangerous to ski there, as Matt Davis is now intimately aware. There have been a number of skiers and snowboarders who have been injured or killed while skiing out-of-bounds in Canada this winter. Their rescues have put the lives of the rescuers in danger from things like avalanches and consumed huge amounts of resources.
His rescue should be used on posters at the ski area as a reason why not to ski out-of-bounds: "Matt Davis won't be skiing here next year because he broke his leg while skiing out-of-bounds this year. Don't be like Matt -- don't ski out-of-bounds."
Mar 3rd 2009 6:03PM If the tables were turned and someone broke their boat's mooring pole you can bet they wouldn't be laughing about it.
No wonder American tourists have a bad reputation.
Feb 23rd 2009 12:32PM Instead of admitting failure and apologizing for the mistake, a TSA spokesperson tried to spin things to make it appear that their "multiple levels of security" prevented the stun gun from getting on the plane. I was not aware that ramp workers were now part of the TSA.
I read the original story on the Times Union website and didn't interpret the TSA spokesperson as saying the ramp worker was part of the TSA. However, I think it is fair to say that all employees working inside the security perimeter probably have a responsibility to report anything suspicious. This doesn't, of course, absolve the TSA of responsibility for the fact that the stun gun made it through security undetected.
The "multiple levels of security" mentioned by the TSA spokesperson seemed to be reminding people that once on board there are multiple defences against malicious acts by passengers.
Apr 22nd 2008 5:23PM Sounds like a book worth having! :)
Apr 15th 2008 11:57PM Surely you actually read the Gadling article about the hedgehog, or did you pull a Khonstamm?