The wind all over your wings

Just don’t call it “price gouging”:

Perhaps more alarming: the first of those two stops is MCO. Orlando. This sounds suboptimal for a Florida evacuation. And well, yeah, the second stop is Atlanta, but if Delta could fly you from Seattle to Phoenix, they’d still stop in Atlanta. There’s an old joke about an increasingly irate Delta customer who has inquired about half a dozen flights, every last one of which stopped in Atlanta, and finally he loses it: “Suppose I wanted to go to hell. Would I still have a layover in Atlanta?”

Said the clerk: “Sir, that’s an Eastern flight.”

I told you it was old.

Meanwhile at the competition:

Okay, that won’t get you to Arizona, but it will get you out of harm’s way.

And we’re talking some serious harm here:

In Puerto Rico, the electric company warned the island could be without power for four to six months while the government prepared to open 456 shelters capable of housing more than 62,000 people.

Emphasis added. Puerto Rico has a population of three and a half million.


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 September 2017 · 6:04 pm

    You’d think they’d want to be getting their planes (whatever ones were in the area) out ANYWAY, why not just fill them up with folks who might not have an easy way of getting out otherwise?

    (Southwest allegedly airlifted people out of Harvey’s way….)

  2. McG »

    6 September 2017 · 6:23 pm

    Delta’s new slogan: “Are you ready enough?”

  3. McG »

    6 September 2017 · 6:25 pm

    Though TBH, my idea of evacuating responsibly from south Florida when there’s a hurricane on the way, has worked beautifully for over 50 years: I never go to south Florida in the first place.

  4. Holly H »

    7 September 2017 · 10:40 am

    I agree with McG’s approach. Anybody would be crazy to occupy coastal areas, now that things have changed. 800-year events are becoming 10-year events. Not nearly long enough for comfort.

  5. CGHill »

    7 September 2017 · 10:48 pm

    Delta has now announced a cap similar to JetBlue’s, but not so special: $399.

  6. ETat »

    9 September 2017 · 5:57 am

    There were hurricanes in Florida way before humans. Just look at the map: somebody had bitten off quite a chunk of the land , on both sides.
    Oh, the dear deluded!
    Electricity: if after 5 months without it good people of Puerto Rico still couldn’t arrive at the idea to dig their power cables underground instead of hanging them on poles all around the place – they deserve repetition. More of the same!

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