(8:00PM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)
Note: I put a fresh coat of paint on the title of this piece, what with it getting promoted and everything…
. . . to visit a new website / blog: The Airport Report. For all of us who buzz about the skies, and have to deal with airport frustrations, The Airport Report is a new site for us. O.K., disclosure: I’m a co-creator of it.
It actually started last month, when I was in the Detroit Airport (for the umpteenth time) and just came to the end of my rope about Detroit’s disgusting relationship with those cretins at “Boingo” – in sum, charging outrageous, loan-sharking rates (in my opinion) for internet access at an airport. I was (once again) livid. It occurred to me that a website to hail, and rant about, All Things Airports would be good medicine for travelers, both domestic and international.
As for New Jersey, some of my dear Docudharma Friends gave me “what for”; they sort of (good naturedly) lit into me when, back in early April, I lamented a then-upcoming layover at Newark Airport. Well, my experience there, indeed, ended up being all-that-and-a-bag-of-poo That was about 4+ weeks ago. Since then I’ve been back to Japan, and back home again.
I invite y’all to visit The Airport Report and weigh-in on how you think this nascent site can be improved.
From a political standpoint, I think that were I a state legislator I’d be introducing a bill to have all airports within the state provide free internet, or lose any state supplemental funding, or something like that. Too many airports do provide internet as a basic service for me to feel the least bit sympathetic to those airports that don’t.
As for Newark Airport, well, internet access – and the lack thereof – is the least of it’s problems, I think.
All the best and Have a Good Flight,
Mu . . .