BRJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 258 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8908 times:
First of all - may the deceased RIP.
Although I hate to think about death, I have to admit - as an enthusiast, I couldn't think of a better way to pass, peacefully cruising through the sky at 35,000ft.
Now as for the reporting on this story, it's almost comical.
The late 60s/early 70s photo of a 747, the news anchor saying that a Boeing 747 made an emergency landing (later showing the 767 at the gate), the clueless wife who's waiting on her husband to arrive from Atlanta on an American flight, and the almost suggestion that Norfolk is a hub for AA (loved ones waiting on passengers from other American flights).
YYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8546 times:
I know these incidents get reported on a.net a fair bit was there something unique about this incident. I didn't gather that from the article. I only ask because this incident was reported on a local station here in Toronto (CP24) and this incident seems to have no Canadian connection whatsoever. Must have been a slow news day.....
If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.
ocracoke From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 655 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7997 times:
Quoting milemaster (Reply 5): Love the effort from the reporters to include "international" in the airport name. Where can you fly internationally from Norfolk?
Norfok International Airport is the full name of the airport. Not something made up by reporters.
As to where you can fly internationally from ORF,...anywhere you want. ORF does have access to CBP. Hence why they consider themselves an international airport. Gate 1, I believe, is the international gate.
There are no scheduled international commercial flights, but that doesn't mean that the CBP can't be there in a couple of minutes to clear any private flights that might arrive. Think: contractors, military, NATO. Not everyone is permitted into NAS Norfolk, so those land and clear at ORF. Then there is the occasional international flight that lands because some rowdy/drunk tourists had to be kicked off the plane.
Quoting BRJ (Reply 3): and the almost suggestion that Norfolk is a hub for AA
Should almost be a hub for CO (UA). With the diversions that land here whenever EWR is in a mess, might as well open up a new CO(UA) hub. Last time I flew out, there were 8 mainline CO aircraft on the ramp, waiting for their turn to get to EWR.
ua76heavy From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 181 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
It must have been a really slow news day. It's a joke when a news crew is assigned to cover a non-event story and build it up as if this is the first time someone has ever died while in flight (wow, late-breaking news).