Airport follies

A $64 million 'airstrip to nowhere' in the Aleutians?


The village of Akutan in the Aleutian Islands is getting a new $64 million airstrip, but right now, no one is certain how villagers and seasonal workers will get to it. That's because it's being built on an uninhabited island six miles away, across a strait exposed to the stormy Bering Sea

Missed connections - Tunnels can't link plane to terminal


Monroe Regional Airport (Louisiana)officials learned Tuesday passenger loading and unloading bridges at the new $36 million terminal are not being able to connect to airplanes.


"I'm trying to find out what's going on," Mayo said. "What I've been told is the loading bridges are not long enough to reach the airplanes. They are several feet short, which presents a problem for the planes connecting to the loading bridges

Comment: Image above from Airplane! (Stupid but funny! A quote: "Elaine, you're a member of this crew. Can you face some unpleasant facts? "

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