3 Idle Thoughts For Friday

Back with 3 more idle thoughts, a la Terry Maxon.

One of the things Terry did each Friday was post on his “Airline Biz Blog” 3 random thoughts (“idle thoughts”, as it were).  Sometimes they were travel related, sometimes not.  I recall one about his air conditioning going out in the middle of the hot Dallas summers that kept me chuckling.  But, my favorite was when he compared airline executives to livestock without completely making it into an insult.  I’m betting even the airline execs got some chuckles out of it.

For his final column, he released 30 idle thoughts and I did my best to pick my favorite 3.

To be clear, I’m not Terry Maxon.  I enjoy discussing the aviation industry and learning more about it.  It’s fascinating to me.  But, Terry spent 20 years of his life following aviation.  The sum total of what I know about aviation might fill one of Terry’s shoes.  That being said, I figured it would be fun to try to pay respect to him by coming up with 3 idle thoughts.  On a Friday.

There’s a building frenzy around all things Cuba.  I wonder what things will look like there a year, 2 or 3 from now.  I’d like to have a baseline to compare it to, but I doubt I’m going to Cuba anytime soon.

Now that American has gotten past the most stressful part of their merger with US Airways, I’m waiting for the next area of conflict.  Since, you know, it’s impossible for the legacy carriers to operate without at least a pound or two of sand in their underwear.

We can put a man on the moon but United can’t fix their Wifi even after months of trying.


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