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AA: Daylight Savings Time Will Hurt Us

You may have read recently about the US extending daylight savings time by a few weeks, which to most of us seems like a good idea (more light = good thing). Airlines, however, complained (understandably) that throwing us off-kilter from the rest of the world would mess up international schedules. Valid enough. However, I still find it kind of amusing that American Airlines’ CEO came out yesterday and complained about daylight savings time. If you think all of the issues plaguing airlines, doesn’t it seem like this would be toward the bottom of the ol’ list? Again, I’m not saying it’s not a valid issue; but when most airlines are losing hundreds of millions of dollars, doesn’t this seem a tad funny?

Or maybe it doesn’t.

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  1. Both houses have now passed the energy bill with the daylight saving time extention. They have decided to not make the change until 2007 which will give other countries a chance to go alongh with the US proposal. That will also give time for new probrams to be written into computers but March 2007 when the new law takes effect rather than by October 30 this year when it looked like the new law would take effect. Most will likely go along since you won’t get any darker mornings in March with daylight savings time than you do with daylight savings time in October. Only the one week extention to include Haloween will you get darker mornings but that would only amount to ten minutes and if the country is farther north than the lattitude of Seattle, Washington the mornings at the end of daylight savings time which would be as late as November 6 would be no darker than what you get in December and January. Most of Europe and Canada is farther north than Seattle.

  2. Both houses have now passed the energy bill with the daylight saving time extention. They have decided to not make the change until 2007 which will give other countries a chance to go alongh with the US proposal. That will also give time for new programs to be written into computers by March 2007 when the new law takes effect rather than by October 30 this year when it looked like the new law would take effect. Most other countries will likely go along since you won’t get any darker mornings in March with daylight savings time than you do with daylight savings time in October. Only the one week extention to include Haloween will you get darker mornings but that would only amount to ten minutes and if the country is farther north than the lattitude of Seattle, Washington the mornings at the end of daylight savings time which would be as late as November 6 would be no darker than what you get in December and January. Most of Europe and Canada is farther north than Seattle so will likely go along. Mexico may be another problem however as well as other Caribean Islands on the US side of the Atlantic

  3. I’ve always hated daylight savings time, because it interferes with the natural time. It also causes huge confusions and a big mess with scheduling especially in travel. It sickens me that they are going to extend daylight savings time another two months, under the ridiculous energy savings bill, which makes absolutely no sense. people will continue to use the same amount of energy as always. My Vote is No to the new daylight savings time. Did they even ask the american people what WE wanted. NO, they did not just like they don’t ask for our vote anymore for anything. They just do whatever they please to suit their own agendas. Whatever happened to WE THE PEOPLE. I want them to get rid of this menace of time changes forever. Randy.

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