America's Air-Traffic Jam

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 36•25 Jul 26, 2000

Despite FAA efforts to improve the nation's air-traffic-control system, flight delays and cancellations are at an all-time high. What do you think of this steadily worsening problem?

  • “I don't mind the delays, but sometimes I wish the ticket-counter employees wouldn't openly laugh at me while throwing rocks at my head.”

    Edward Tahim –
    Carpet Installer

  • “I like spending extra time at the airport. It gives me a chance to shop for Dean Koontz novels.”

    Denise Bianchi –
    Dental Hygienist

  • “Maybe if the pilots honked their horns, that'd get things moving.”

    Pete Dermer –
    Systems Analyst

  • “As a pilot, I sometimes have to deal with passengers' complaints when we take off late. But then I usually run 'em through a bit of turbulence, and they shut up real fast.”

    Bob Jansen –
    Pilot

  • “My flight got delayed, and I had to take an economy-class seat like a chump. Me, a Century 21 regional manager!”

    Fred Jaeger –
    Realtor

  • “I'm so fed up with the airline industry's delays and cancellations, I'm going to complain to my friends.”

    Hannah Bouganim –
    English Teacher