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Rumour mill overdrive (on bumpy roads). Rendell as transportation secretary?

Is the Gov. of my dear home state of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, under consideration by the Obama crowd for an appointment to US transportation secretary?  Well, he says he’d like the job. And recent hill chatter suggests he is a serious contender.   The following stories suggest the same. http://theoverheadwire.blogspot.com/2008/10/transportation-secretary-short-list.htm http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2008/06/rendell_volunteers_to_serve_in.html http://news.yahoo.com/s/cq/20081005/pl_cq_politics/politics2971165 But would Ed make a good […]

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Fred Smith and Linda Daschle – who could be next DOT head?

What do FedEx founder and chief executive Fred Smith and high-powered lobbyist Linda Daschle have in common? Both are rumoured to be potential candidates for the job of US transportation secretary in the next administration. They join a list that is also speculated to include former FAA administrator Jane Garvey, former American chief Bob Crandall and […]

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Palin-esque and a JetBlue plane

JetBlue Airways’ Flickr photo stream has some nice shots of the chartered Embraer 190 being used to fly vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin around the nation. But one is hard-pressed to find a JetBlue logo alongside the McCain-Palin jet. Hard-pressed that is until one happens upon the page of fellow Flickr photog “mocr“, who snapped the following […]

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Rumors, fun facts and cool quotes

One of the wonderful things about executives in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity industry is that they are generally very chatty (another wonderful thing is that many of them, like myself, enjoy a good open bar). During the WAEA show last week in Long Beach, I had some interesting discourse with big and little players alike. Let’s start […]

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Northwest Airlines uses pull in billboard sign fiasco

Signs, signs, everywhere is signs. And yet some are more objectionable than others. At least that’s the argument that Northwest Airlines is making after it asked Clear Channel Communications to remove a Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) anti-nuclear-weapons billboard in the Minneapolis airport. “We received several complaints from customers and employees on the content of […]

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