Amazon is just the beginning. Take this to its LOGICAL conclusion - every dumbass MBA and reality-challenged "entitled" executive in North America firing off drones in every direction every 30 seconds for the novelty of an instant delivery, and before long we may not be able to see the sun for the millions of drones criss-crossing the sky (and the smoking ruins of the crashes and collisions).
And has ANYONE thought about aircraft in the sky? It would only take ONE drone to pull an A380 and 400+ people out of a stabilised approach or departure and down into a high-rise or otherwise populated area.
This smacks of NO THOUGHT AT ALL. And it's only a matter of time before the Department of Homeland Security starts popping off rockets at bad guys.
What kind of Wild West is the US nowadays, anyway?? It may take two years, hundreds of millions of dollars and extensive background checking to start an airline, but Amazon can start flinging books into the sky at will - nationwide - in 30
Trans-Atlantic fares should start at $10 or 10 euros? Seriously? Why are journalists still reporting on the publicity-seeking garbage that comes out of O'Deary's mouth? With any luck (and if there is any justice in the world) RyanAir will really follow in the footsteps of Laker Airways and go bankrupt. _MY_ fingers are crossed, anyway, I'm tired of hearing this nonsense.
Republicans? Using misleading numbers? How unusual! NOT!!! Why am I not surprised? Then again, the entire political process in the US has become a game of who can spend the most on the least, and cronyism RULES!
Both sides of the aisle in Congress should get a life and go back to doing the people's work, not spend all their time securing narrow political interests. GET YOUR GOLD-PLATED BACKSIDES BACK TO WORK!!!
All of the airlines pay big Nav and other fees - per movement - passengers pay big "airport security" and other fees - per trip - (in addition to a river of other taxes and baggage fees), but if sequestration occurs the system gets severely crimped?
So where is all this money from airlines and passengers going to? Hopefully it is not almost all for "Administration" - to pay executives big bucks to do their usual nothing dance... is this where some of the Wall Street brokers moved to? Time for another investigation??
Just what we need... ADD OCD hare-brained distracted GA pilots twittering when they are supposed to be paying attention. Flying an aircraft is a 100% attention requirement, in case you had not noticed. I guess we will lose some of the idiots through attrition (crashes), but I'm sorry for the other pilots (and passengers) they crash into. Will it take the downing of a 767 full of innocents to have the authorities ban "distractions" in the cockpit too? To you folks who think this is a GREAT idea, do you also refuse to wear seat belts? Maybe the authorities ought to force withdrawal of all autopilots from GA aircraft so you texters have something to occupy your thumbs and alleviate your obvious boredom - I seriously don't want you blind-piloted V1 bombs anywhere around me in the airspace.
"Survival of the fittest". The rest die off due to acts of sheer stupidity such as this. If she is a true Brit of today's generation, her next sentence will be "Nobody warned me..." and her next action will be to sue somebody. Good luck with that, sister, but you're not in wishy-washy idiot-justice England now.
John Doe Passenger should not have to be a lawyer with an additional Degree in DoT or airline lingo to make decisions on ticket prices. NOR should JDP have to shell out any more money at check-in unless he is bringing additional baggage over the "normal" one suitcase and a carry-on.
I agree with the ruling. Too many companies - not just airlines - are padding the bottom line with extra charges and fees that are both unexpected to the customer/user AND - by the time they get to find out about it - are 100% cornered/committed and unable to make the no-go decision they would have made if they had known about it up front.
Businesses can - and should - be honest with their customers.
Well, duh. Basic question: "Is one of ours MISSING?"
Doesn't the US military even have an inventory sheet of these multi-million dollar machines they can check off? If they can all be accounted for, then it's fake. If not, then yes, they have one.
Can we please move on?