Sat, Nov 28, 2009
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"This fine is not only a first, but $175,000.00 is
dissuasive enough that U.S. Domestic airlines will really have to
think about their behavior before putting passengers in harm's way.
No longer can they sit people in hot, sweaty metal tubes without
basic life sustaining services indefinitely, without the threat of
penalties... The DOT appears to be willing to protect us, for
that we are grateful."
Source: Kate Hanni, founder and executive
director of FlyersRights.org, following the massive fines levied
against Continental Airlines, Express Jet, and Mesaba, a code share
partner of Delta Airlines, for their roles in causing the
passengers on board Continental Express flight 2816 to remain on
the aircraft at Rochester International Airport for an
"unreasonable" period of time on Aug. 8, 2009.
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