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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Woohoo...Vacation!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Delta Connection hit by AirFrance A380 On Taxi

For regular flyers the droning announcements made during boarding and taxi sometimes become background noise but here's a great video to remind everyone why those announcements and the information they contain are so very important. Watch the video clip below (it's not very long, only about 10 seconds or so) and think about what would have happened to people not wearing seat belts or worse yet, standing up, as a nearly full AirFrance A 380 (carrying 475 passengers, a full crew, cargo, baggage, fuel, food, etc) clips the back end of a nearly full 76 seat CRJ. The CRJ is spun around like a top and the AirFrance winglet is torn off.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/as-air-france-a380-clips-smaller-plane-air-traffic-controller-remains-amazingly-calm/2011/04/12/AFMkfSQD_blog.html

...and remember, "Please remain seated, keeping luggage stowed and your seatbelt securely fastened until the aircraft is parked at the gate and the seat belt sign is turned off" is done for safety, not just because we like to hear ourselves say it!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How Airlines Cancel Flights.

I found this article at the Boston Globe website. Interesting look at how one airline (Delta) decides on how to respond to events like weather, political instability and tsunami's. http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2011/03/15/for_carriers_canceling_flights_a_balancing_act/

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

So you want to be a flight attendant?n

Flight Attendants, we're not just there for your refreshing beverage!

So you want to be a flight attendant? Here's a five minute video from the Today Show a few years ago that looks at the training process at Delta Air Lines. US airlines have similar training processes and the carrier I was trained by did a lot of the same things.



Friday, February 25, 2011

West Virginia University 2011 Football Schedule Released

2011 Football Slate
Sat., Sept. 3, Marshall
Sat., Sept. 10, Norfolk State
Sat., Sept. 17, at Maryland
Sat., Sept. 24, LSU
Sat., Oct. 1, Bowling Green#
Sat., Oct. 8, Connecticut
Sat., Oct. 22, at Syracuse
Sat., Oct. 29, at Rutgers
Sat., Nov. 5, Louisville^
Sat., Nov. 12, at Cincinnati
Fri., Nov. 25, Pitt
Thur., Dec. 1, at USF

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

and from the "Don't let the door hit you in the....." files.

From all of us at the former Northwest Airlines...a big good riddance.

Delta Board member Doug Steenland has notified Delta’s Board of Directors that he will not stand for reelection at the company’s 2011 annual meeting of stockholders because the integration of Delta and Northwest is largely complete and the merger between the two airlines has achieved positive results.

In a note to Board Chairman Dan Carp, Doug explained it is an appropriate time for him to rotate off the board given the strategic success of the merger.

“The merger has secured a bright future for the merged carrier's shareholders, the communities it serves and its employees,” Doug said.

Each year, Delta’s Corporate Governance Committee formally reviews each director’s continuation on the board and allows each director the opportunity to confirm his or her desire to continue as a member of the board. Doug joined Delta’s board of directors in October 2008 and has chosen to forgo reelection this year.

“I wish the best to you and my fellow Board members, the management team and Delta’s employees,” Doug said.