SFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2416 times:
This is the last entry in the reporter's journal:
Overall, it's a fun article, a good read. I'm particularly annoyed with one paragraph however. He's talking about his SFO-LHR journey...
"The check in was painful. The flight was late. The plane was full. SFO is an domestic airport with international aspirations. With 10 hours flying It had all the hallmarks of a very nasty experience waiting to happen."
WHAT THE HELL? SFO is an international airport in every sense of the word. It serves a very cosmopolitan area of the world. It's got jumbo jets from a plethora of international carriers flying in and out. It's got direct flights to all regions of the world. A major international carrier (United) is hubbed there. Hell, it's got a brand, spankin' new INTERNATIONAL terminal. Hell, it's even (almost) ready for the A380! Plus, Mr. CNN Reporter, since when do you precede "domestic" with "an." Didn't you pay attention in grammar class?
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13282 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
How many of us would want to do this kind of trip, especially with someone else paying for it and doing it as a job assignment! I read the whole article, and I agree that he bad mouthed SFO, but I guess he was not in a good mood and severly jet lagged. He is a real character, is a major reporter for CNN-Intl. based in UK and sometimes appears on CNN, including 1-2 times a month on a Friday on the American Morning progam jousting verbally with Jack Cafferty, presenting wacky stories from the UK/Europe.