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At dinner a couple of nights ago,

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 17, 2005

At dinner a couple of nights ago, my dad mentioned that the crews on Cathay Pacific are upset at flying the route over the North Pole because it increases their cancer risk due to less shielding from cosmic radiation. In response, Cathay has limited each crew’s NY/HK flights per month to two. (thx, david)

Why do you get stuck at O’Hare for hours?

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 28, 2005

Why do you get stuck at O’Hare for hours?. The major airlines’ hubs are too “hubby”; that is, to make all the connecting flights work, they overload the airports with takeoffs at peak times, making several flights a day chronically (and purposely) late.