Thursday, January 12, 2012

"Non-Stop" Flights Take On a Whole New Meaning

To quote the late comedian George Carlin: "Would you really want to get on a non-stop flight" (SIC)?? So of course, he was going on to say that all flights have to stop... A case in point: United/Continental "non-stop" flights on the westbound transatlantic 757's. Many of those "non-stops" had to stop for refueling in off the beaten path airports such as Gander and Goose Bay. The must-stop flights to refuel were necessary according to United as they ran into serious headwinds and their fuel tanks did not have enough to sustain potential delays at destination points in the U.S.