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Thursday, September 22nd, 2005 · 1 Comment

airbus220905_103507b.jpg I’ve only flown JetBlue once. It was an awesome experience, and I’m a big fan of bringing JetBlue to Albany.

Though I can’t imagine how upsetting it must have been to be a passenger on the JetBlue Airbus yesterday that was forced to circle to burn off its LAX-JFK fuel supply before landing with wheels aflame, my first thought was, “Damn! Now there’s a pilot.” Yesterday’s incident seriously boosted my confidence in JetBlue even more. Did you see the footage of that landing? That was the smoothest, straightest landing I’ve ever seen — all with a crooked wheel. JetBlue clearly hires the best.

I’m also thankful, of course, that all the people on board are OK. Hopefully the same will be true for Texas residents, who are now faced with the Category 5 hurricane Rita in the wake of Katrina.

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  • 1 Jane // Sep 22, 2005 at 11:48 am

    That was a scary bit of live TV last night, all the anticipation and what-not. On the radio this morning they confirmed a suspicion — that the folks on the plane had their seat-back TVs tuned to CNN to watch their own fates in real-time. Disturbing.