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‘Chick-Fil-A’, At Albany (New York) Airport Will Deliver — Albeit Just In The Airport.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to read the story about the College kids that bought a $98 ticket to go in and get some chicken. Story from Albany, NY ‘ABC’ Station.


Click to ENLARGE and admire. The official Albany Airport Website.


I don’t think I have ever had ‘Chick-Fil-A’. So, I am NOT sure what I am missing. Yes, I have heard stories. I just looked. The nearest one to I is in Nashua, which is 90-minutes away. Hhhhm! The next time I am down South I will have to keep an eye.

I heard the story about these College kids that desperately wanted some ‘Chick-Fil-A’ chicken, on my radio, during my morning walk. That it was Albany Airport resonated. I think I have only flown into Albany Airport once (and I am sure I have never flown out of it). But, that was a pretty special flight for I. One I still remember — 52-years later. Yes, it was in 1968! 52-years ago. So, why was it so special. First airport I ever flew to on MY OWN. I was 14. Not sure exactly how it came to be. We, my adoptive parents and I, were travelling in New York state — we living in Buffalo, NY, 1967-1968. We were in NY city, by car. We were driving back to Buffalo, via Albany. Somehow my father had a ticket Albany, which he didn’t want or need. I convinced him to let me use the ticket and fly from LaGuardia to Albany — and for them to pick me up. He agreed. It was to be my Summer adventure. First flight on my own. I had been flying, frequently, all my life. But never on my own. It worked out. It was an adventure. I waited at Albany for them to arrive. So, that was the main reason this story piqued my interest. ‘My’ airport. I am sure there was no ‘Chick-Fil-A’ in 1968.

These kids should have had the gumption to first call up ‘Chick-Fil-A’ before they pooled their money to buy that $98 ticket.

‘Chick-Fil-A’ would have brought the food out for them. Now we all know. I am sure they are going to be doing a roaring business — following this publicity and now that everyone knows that they will deliver.

Only in America.


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by Anura Guruge

OM-D E-M1 Mk II: Olympus Offering Free Airline Ticket To Move E-M5 Mk. II Ahead Of ‘Big Brother’ Availability.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access Olympus offer.


Wow. Olympus sure seems to be anxious to move the ‘smaller’ OMDs ahead of Christmas BEFORE the OM-D E-M1 Mk II arrives on the scene and changes ALL the dynamics.


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Two Accountability Issues In The ‘Asiana Airlines’ Crash At San Francisco As I See It.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access NBC 'Bay Area' video and coverage.

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As somebody who has spent much of his life on planes, and have various Platinum and Lifetime Gold cards to prove it, I have a vested interest in aviation and airline safety (though I have, based on nothing other than a hunch, have claimed that I will never die in a plane crash).

Two things bother me about this crash.

1/ How do we ‘account’ for the unfortunate death of the 2nd, 16 year old Chinese teenager? Of course, she would not have died if not for the crash in the first place, BUT is it valid to include her death in the casualty count for this crash? Something that I think about. Of course I understand that it was an accident. The whole thing was an accident. But, in the case of this teenager, she was in two accidents one after the other. I fully appreciate that first responders, quite rightly, have to RUSH to the scene of an emergency. But, there is a fine line between haste and recklessness. I, as a parent and flier, would like to see this investigated fully — if that is objectively possible. Could this death have been averted with a bit more care? I don’t know. I just don’t think that a Fire Department, despite their very gallant efforts, should be given a carte blanche when an accident like this happens. We had a situation a couple of years ago, locally, when there was blatant recklessness by a volunteer fire department. So, that is my concern.

2/ I am amazed that I actually don’t know the answer given that I thought I was fairly au fait on these matters. What I don’t know is whether the Korean pilot can be detained in the U.S. to face charges. Not even sure whether it is possible to bring criminal charges against the pilot. Yes, of course, the civil law attorneys probably have already filed suit, as they should. But, can these two pilots be held criminally responsible. I also now realize why I don’t know the answer. Usually the pilots are not around to face the piper. My feeling is that these pilots need to stay in S.F. until we get to the bottom of this.

As Pilot Error Looms In “Asiana Air” Crash In San Francisco, I Can’t Help But Think Ok “Korean Air 007” In September 1983.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Craigslist was already abuzz this morning, well ahead of the news and NTSB reports, that the crash was due to ‘inexperienced’ Asian pilots. Though obviously Asian myself (and growing up I always wanted to be a commercial pilot before my eyesight went to hell), I do sympathize with these sentiments. All said and done you can’t beat U.S. and British pilots when it comes to training and experience. Even better if they flew for the services. In my days of racking up a million miles with American (and mainly sitting at the front, within the first 6 rows) you would hear other frequent flyers commenting on the style of landings of AA pilots — along the lines of “Wow, you can tell that he is from the Navy and landed on aircraft carriers the way he just put this baby down … with that definite thump“.

Given that (as I am sure I have mentioned before) I am an airplane buff I do tend to know a bit about major plane incidents. I was intrigued by KAL 007 and even read a book about it. Though we will never know what really happened, unintended pilot error on the part of the Koreans cannot be ruled out. Hence why it came to mind.

This article in Bloomberg goes onto talk about other Korean crashes and their rather shaky safety record. Not good.

Kind of bad for all Asian airlines including Air Lanka.