DLD 244: Records, Slots and Partners

Call it a PR stunt if you must, but the record for fastest US transcon flight fell last week, and the airports involved are an interesting pair.

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Flights from Santa Monica are becoming increasingly rare, especially as the city does things like shorten the runway as it tries to shut the facility completely. Still, it is an impressive record, especially considering the congested airspace around NYC that was involved. That congested airspace also included JFK arrivals and some Long Island residents are unhappy about the major airport they have just 10 miles away.

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Some follow-up from last week’s conversation about the Delta/Union sparring and plenty of other bits in this week’s show, too. Enjoy!

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.