Airlines and Standards

JP-FractalTwo observations as I sit on the JFK tarmac waiting for my Virgin America to take off.

The first centers around weather sophistication. Here on Virgin we are taking off just 4 hours and Thirty I minutes after the advertised time – apparently due to bad weather in SFO. A phone call ahead told me that there had indeed been rain falling in the early hours of the day – but not now – and likely not in the 5 or so hours that will pass before we land. So what’s that about ?

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