Just one airplane with a mechanical problem can cause serious headaches for airlines and their customers. Just ask Delta Airlines. On March 18, a cancelled flight cost hours of delay and disrupted the complicated ballet of getting travelers to their destinations. Here’s how Delta Airlines handled the situation.
Ahhhhh! There are some things in this world that are simply dripping in cool factor. No, this is marinated in cool, so much that the awesomeness infuses every morsel. I’m talking about the 747 that’s been turned into a hotel! I know some people might think “hey, why would I want to spend more time on an airplane?” Well, I just happen to love airplanes and flying, so half the fun is getting there. And I can think of little that’s cooler than smartly reusing something. My buddies over at SpotCoolStuff.com dug this one up, and what a stellar find it is. As I mentioned in a response to their blog entry, I live in Arizona. We have two massive airplane graveyards (The AMARC in Tucson and Pinal Air Park) and a third smaller one in Goodyear. Each has its share of civilian heavies, C141s and even B-52s. Can you imagine the possibilities if we stopped cutting them up and started doing something really cool with them? In many cases, they’re only getting cut up enough to be rendered unflyable. Here’s a way better way to do that! Several people have also turned retired 727s into homes. How cool!