Looks Like I Picked The Wrong Week To Quit Watching Joe Scarborough
Kid Various loves Jet Blue airways. Not necessarily because their planes, or food, or whatnot are any better - but rather because each seatback has a video monitor connected to DirectTV. That's right, you can watch TV for the whole flight, and that's all The Kid wants.
Of course, we never realized that there could be a downside as well...
A JetBlue airliner with its front landing gear stuck sideways safely landed Wednesday, balancing on its back wheels as it slowed on the runway at Los Angeles International Airport. The flight, with 140 passengers and six crew members on board, landed at 6:19 p.m. PT, after being diverted to Los Angeles for its emergency landing, officials said.
The flight developed a problem with its landing gear and was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing on Wednesday, officials said.
...Television images showed the jet circling with the front landing gear turned at a 90-degree angle from its normal position. Those TV images watched by people around the country were also likely watched by passengers on the JetBlue flight; the airline features television sets mounted in the headrests of all its flights, allowing passengers to watch live DirecTV programming in flight.
That couldn't have been good for passenger morale with the inevitable, over the top, 24 hour cable news coverage - "Jet RED: Blood on the Tarmac!!"
Maybe the pilots should have cut the feed.
"Uh, ladies and gentlemen, we are about to make our descent into LAX. Please assume the crash position. It'll get a little bumpy but we'll see you on the ground in a few minutes..."
"OH YEAH? WELL ANDERSON COOPER SAYS WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE, ASSHAT!!!"
Wow, we are truly living in Farenheit 451...