Slate has published the worst travel article ever written. Under the headline, "The Worst Airline in the World" it publishes what is basically a list of complaints about delays on TAM suffered by the writer during a recent vacation in Brazil. While I loathe articles that use a handful of delays to indict an airline’s competency or safety, this goes even further, somehow tying together the poor writer’s delay with the deaths of 200 people on a TAM flight to Sao Paulo, suggesting that similar reasons caused both situations.
That a reputable (and usually quite good) publication like Slate would actually publish this pile of crap is just pathetic. Please, go read it (see link above). You’ll love where she complains about the quality of the hotel the airline puts her in, then makes a nice leap suggesting that because the hotel’s infrastructure was weak, that the whole transportation and tourism infrastructure must be weak, and hence 200 people died.
This is a vile pile of crap, and I can’t believe Slate paid someone for it. Blech.