Snow On The Bluegrass
With so much travel news raining down on us, we don't always have time to give every story its own forecast. Here's more of the day's news, in brief.
Gross, East Coast!: Winter storms today disrupted travel plans in Boston, New York City and... Lexington, Kentucky? Some 473,000 citizens are powerless today from last night's ice storm, surpassing the number affected by 2003 ice storms in The Horse Capital of the World. Blue Grass Airport is open but currently run by generators. [Kentucky.com]
Jets On Sale?: Boeing announced it will cut 10,000 jobs after posting a fourth-quarter loss of over $56 billion. The airline cited a 2-month worker strike in its announcement along with, of course, the recession. [Bloomberg]
Time for a spirited debate: Should flight attendants be made to wear ads? New uniforms for Spirit Airlines' flight crew have been criticized for including an apron with a Bud Light logo slapped on the bib. The company countered the charges that such ads were "demeaning" by saying the ad sales are necessary to keep fares low. [South Florida Sun Sentinel]
Gateway to the West: Angel Island Immigration Station, San Francisco's answer to Ellis Island, will reopen in February after a four-year, $60 million renovation project. Originally built in response to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 -- that is, to detain or turn away Chinese immigrants -- the station became a national park in 1954 but visitors were largely restrained to the grounds. [USAToday.com]