When I was a kid, I remember watching a scene in this movie, "The Brave Little Toaster", that portrayed cars going to the crusher at the junkyard. The anthropomorphized cars were lamenting their fate song, and singing of their rich, fulfilling lives that were coming to a close.
It was extremely upsetting to me and I never watched that movie again. Seeing an airliner (or a B-52 ... stupid SALT II
) meeting the same fate arouses a lot of the same feelings. It seems like such a waste. It seems like someone, somewhere
should have a use for a perfectly good jetliner. But then again, sentimentality has always been one of my weaknesses.
New airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. -Gordon Bethune