Monday, May 19, 2008

Okay, So I'm a Little Cranky, I'm Sick . . .

While on an airplane the other day I found comfort in the fact that my government was looking out for me. The high price of jet fuel spurred new Federal Aviation Authority guidelines, including, and I quote, "Airlines must carry enough fuel to fly to their destination airport."

Whew, now I feel better! At least now I know they won't try to save a few bucks by going all the way to "E" on the fuel gauge and then gliding in.

Give that bureaucrat the no-shxx Sherlock award.

3 comments:

Paul Sears Photography said...

that's scary!

Rambler said...

I suspect the point of the rule is that a route from LA to Boston might stop in Chicago, but if something happens and that stop can't happen, they would want to have fuel to the destination (Boston). It also might simplify things if O'Hare is short on fuel or staff to re-fuel the plane.

Francis Shivone said...

You are right, I'm sure. I just love beating up on our over-regulated society where every conceivable detail is legislated-executed-judged. I'm going to start looking for a cave in Utah.