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B. Butler (Oregonian)
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Re: Airline Economics [Re: Joe Budge (W29)]
      #152406 - 04/25/07 12:22 AM

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Bill, sorry to hear about your trip - and the need for it.

Regards,
Joe




Thanks, Joe,

My indestructable and youthful 84-y.o. Mom has had a brain-bleed. My sister responded immediately and got her to UCSF after some high-stress detours.

Mom's prog sounds pretty good, but my Sister called me at 11pm Friday night and sounded like she was on the verge of folding. So I was on the jet by 12:30. Maggie got a couple days off and arranged for one of Mom's friends to return to San Francisco with her yesterday.

Bill

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Russell Holton
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Re: Airline Economics [Re: B. Butler (Oregonian)]
      #152418 - 04/25/07 02:11 AM

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People selling UAVs: "No problem".

Everyone who knows something about the system: "What a stupid idea."

Who do you think wins?




All depends on how slick the sales presentation and how clueless the CEO it's presented to. (I can eliminate those high paid bus drivers? Deal!)


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Russell Holton
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Re: Airline Economics [Re: Stephanie Belser]
      #152421 - 04/25/07 02:22 AM

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Skybus: All of the discomfort of bus travel with none of the romance. <g>




I'm waiting for it to be taken to the next logical step: Replace the seats with racks and the F/As with Anesthesiologists.
You climb into a rack and they put you to sleep. No need for pesky things like aisles taking up space. No need for snacks or on-board entertainment.

Think of the security: No worries about PEDs jamming the planes electronics. No drunks hassling the crew, no ill-behaved celebrities. No worries about hijackers, they're all asleep too!

Think of the efficiency: When you get to your destination you'll be ready to start work right away since you've had a good rest. Instead of hub and spoke it will all be on the FedEx model. Flight delays? No problem, you'll sleep right though it. It was nothing you'd miss anyway. And if it crashes, we'll isn't that everyone's hope for the end - to die peacefully in their sleep?

I figure the only thing stopping them now is how the get the public to accept catheters on those long flights. Maybe cattle class is just an intermediate step to get people to want something else.

Edited by Russell Holton (04/25/07 02:26 AM)


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Stephanie Belser-2
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Reged: 04/28/04
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Re: Airline Economics [Re: Russell Holton]
      #152432 - 04/25/07 07:12 AM

>I'm waiting for it to be taken to the next logical step: Replace the seats
with racks and the F/As with Anesthesiologists.<

I'm waiting for them to start loading passengers in containers. No more
racing through the hub to get to the next airplane.

Stephanie

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Joe Budge (W29)
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Re: Airline Economics [Re: B. Butler (Oregonian)]
      #152433 - 04/25/07 07:22 AM

Here's wishing your mom a speedy recovery. She's in our prayers.

Regards,
Joe


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B. Butler (Oregonian)
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Re: Airline Economics [Re: Joe Budge (W29)]
      #152564 - 04/26/07 10:56 AM

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Here's wishing your mom a speedy recovery. She's in our prayers.

Regards,
Joe




Thanks, Joe,

My sister reports surgery to remove offending blood vessels from her cerebellum appears to be successful. she is likely to recover fully from everything except being 84.

Bill

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