NZ delayed then cancelled Saturday, operating Sunday though due after 1300 currently.
maybe they should just fly it to LAX instead? Or is that too much for ground opps to handle?
Wouldn't be any additional strain on LAX at all... but the pertinent question is if it's warranted from a pax/yield perspective.
You just defeated your own point.
Indeed, this flooding will last for days..... not MONTHS, like when the area is below sea level, when the water doesn't go anywhere until you force it to.
I stand by my point.
Then you'd just be incorrect for a second time, so what purpose does that
And the flooding after Katrina lasted weeks... not months.
Hate to engage in something as simple as basic mathematics, but when a storm occurs in August, and (some of us) weren't allowed back in until October, and in some areas even later.............
Whether water is there 5 days, a week, two weeks, or a month really won't matter.
Again, repeating this statement isn't going to make it any less false than it was the first time. Physical structure isn't the only aspect here, nor can you sum the total damage rendered in something so nebulous as "recovery."
First, and foremost, the longer standing water remains, the more lives are at risk. People survived the actual storm and even the ensuing early days, only to succumb to stranding (and dehydration, disease, lack of medical attention) as a result of standing water.
Second, the longer that water sits, in a region where it won't go anywhere until forced, the harder it becomes to initiate the process. Heck, they weren't able to get some of the 17th Street and Industrial pumps to start because the water had completely corroded them. They're designed to take some deluge, and could've survived a short-term submerging; but no one ever thought they'd sit under for weeks. And as long as they were down, nothing else could get done.
There's a myriad of other reasons where a short-term exposure could've been infinitely less costly (in multiple measures) than weeks/months on end.
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil