Monday, January 05, 2009

I Stopped Reading...

...this puff piece on some TV anchorwoman when I saw it reporting her grousing about Continental Airlines charging for food.

Naturally, the comments were paraphrased, a habit that will be among the unindicted co-conspirators when quality journalism finally dies in this country.

But just for the record: Along among its peers, Continental Airlines continues to serve meals, without charge. OK, in coach it's generally either the dread Cheese Pizza or the actually-not-bad Chicken Sandwich, but the meal comes with a salad and a snack. And in first class, here the grub is actually pretty good, Continental still rolls out the silverware and cloth napkins.

Now if I could only figure out a way to get from Tucson to Houston this week without making a two-day trip out of it. No can do, and make my 10.30 a.m. meeting Wednesday at the absurdly named George Bush "Intercontinental" Airport, which the wise-guy pilots one-up as "Intergalactic."


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