I already wrote one (very, very) long post this week, so I won’t again, but just know that with Frontier’s announced bankruptcy yesterday, I officially nominate this as the worst 10 days in the history of aviation (excluding accidents, of course). In case you’ve been elsewhere, here’s what’s happened:
— Aloha shutdown
— Skybus shutdown
— Champion shutdown
— ATA shutdown
— Frontier bankrupt
— Heathrow’s Terminal 5 opening disaster
— Southwest grounds more than 100 flights for safety checks.
— American strands 100,000 because of MD-80 groundings
— And worse, because of the incredibly irresponsible stories, the public is being led to believe that flying on an MD-80 is unsafe.
It’s been a busy week. Keep up the good work.