Aviation LO Down

I'm Back! My Insane Airline Journey To and From San Diego

May 13, 2019 Season 1 Episode 11
Aviation LO Down
I'm Back! My Insane Airline Journey To and From San Diego
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Aviation LO Down
I'm Back! My Insane Airline Journey To and From San Diego
May 13, 2019 Season 1 Episode 11
David Lombardo (LO)
Aviation LO Down is finally back! Hear about LO's crazy aviation experience flying to/from SAN
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Hello all! It's been a while since I have posted a new episode of Aviation LO Down because I recently moved! I also was just in San Diego, and had quite the interesting flying experience during that trip. In this episode, I'll explain to you what happened to me on that trip, and invite you to share your opinions of modern airline travel. From delays, to cancellations, to weather, what is an airline actually responsible for? Stay tuned, as Aviation LO Down is FINALLY back to it's normally scheduled episodes! More to come later this week! 

Speaker 1:
0:00
Pick your final part of the festival. I'd like two or three quick touch. Go take a little turn towards the numbers. I'll turn it down. Makes training a runway. Two to three. Number three currently turning left Bay Romeo. Do it for coffee change. Okay. Yeah. Rob Gilliam, they fake who you start your base or runway two or three clear touching opened after short. Final.
Speaker 2:
0:35
Well Hey guys and welcome back to the aviation lowdown. This is your host Elo and wow, it's been awhile, hasn't it? A few things have gone on in my personal life. First of all, I moved and so I was pretty uh, adamant about packing up, making sure everything was organized. A, there's a jet going overhead right now, a nice inappropriate, but I wanted to make sure that when I set this stuff up, it still sounded good. It still was the most appropriate mix and it just was something I was proud to deliver. And so I sort of like put it off for a week. Finally unpacked everything for the new place, set it up. And then of course I went to California. So a number of you guys are probably following me on ATC memes and that was over the past week. I was out there in San Diego visiting my buddy rob who lives out there. And so that once again took me away from the studio, had the report. We're back here in New York. We're set up, we're ready to go. This is the aviation lowdown. I'm your host. Ello we'll come back.
Speaker 2:
1:36
So there are a number of topics I want to really focus on over the next few weeks here at aviation low down. But this particular episode, I actually wanted to talk to you guys about that, about my story traveling to San Diego and it's something that's sort of came out of nowhere. I've been flying commercially since I was about one years old. I mean not flying the plane myself, although it may be on flight simulator or something. But no, actually trying to get from point a to point B as a paying customer. Right. And you know, knock on wood, but throughout most of my life, I've never really had a major problem with an airline. Never really lost my bags. Never really been overnight in inconvenient situation, but that actually was something that I encountered this week and it wasn't really the fault of the airline per se, but it opened up a whole discussion as to what the airline is actually responsible for with respect to getting people from a to B and we'll be talking about that today.
Speaker 2:
2:31
This is going to be arguably controversial and so I want people to again send me their opinion. Let's get this train rolling again. Let's get this fire started. Before we dive into the meat of this podcast, I'd like to once again just thank you guys for being fans. Of course if you guys are fans of ATC memes and if you're a customer of radar, contact.com I have to give a special shout out to you guys. You're the ones that really make all this stuff possible. So once again, on behalf of aviation, low down with my other partnership, ATC memes or really happy you're here. Thanks so much for supporting us. So as I mentioned last week I was in San Diego. I live here on long island. So from New York to San Diego, it's a pretty far flight. I flew via Baltimore on the ever famous southwest airlines.
Speaker 2:
3:15
And I'll preface this story by saying I've flown southwest for literally like 20 years. Never had a problem with them. And this is nothing against southwest. So this is more of a discussion of the overall aggregate of the airline industry, specifically domestic airlines, you know, what are they responsible for? Okay, so I'll preface this by saying that I have nothing against southwest and I think they run a fine operation. But I was looking forward to going to San Diego, you know, getting away from New York. I was thinking it might be a little warmer out there than here, although I actually later would find out it's kind of colder for whatever reason right now. But nevertheless, seeing my friend rob his new apartment, there's highrise right in the gas lamp downtown San Diego, you know, met some of these girls on Instagram or whatever. I said, let's do a photo shoot with some ATC meme stuff.
Speaker 2:
4:05
We want it to go to a maths game versus Padres. They won by the way, the meds. So we were like, you know, the only New Yorkers in the entire stadium. This is again, sort of a separate story, but the point is, I was really looking forward to this, right? And so it came to be that the flight was the next day and I was at this little family get together on Sunday and I suddenly get this really strange and almost like spam, like cryptic email in my personal inbox is flight 2167 status change from southwest airlines. I'm like, hmm. Never seen that before. Opened it up. So when I opened that email, it just said, this is from southwest airlines. Hello Southwest Airlines flight 2167 on May six from Baltimore has been canceled. And I'm like, well, what the fuck is this all about? You know, here I am.
Speaker 2:
4:56
I'm like, dude, what am I gonna do? I had all this time off from work and I'm looking forward to going to San Diego and now I have to basically figure out how I'm going to get there. My flight from Long Island to Baltimore was still in existence, but the one from Baltimore to San Diego was cancel. Well that's kind of a problem by the way. I'm not knocking Baltimore. Okay. I'm just suggesting if you're going to get stranded in the city in the U S it's probably not my top choice. And I would later learn this actually on the way home, but uh, we'll get there. But anyway, back to the email. So I'm freaking out. Actually that's not true at all. I was Cinco de Mayo. I had like two or three drinks as big Margarita's. Okay. I hardly drink, so they hit me pretty hard. But I remember calling southwest and being like, man, what is going to happen?
Speaker 2:
5:36
Are they going to refund me? Is this whole thing cancel? I had absolutely no idea. In fact, in the back of my mind, I even thought to myself, maybe this is spam. You know, I run an online business. We get a lot of spam a lot, but no, it was legit. So they basically said, yeah, your flight's been canceled for tomorrow. I can get you on a later flight. And that flight left long island a little bit later, but I had like a seven hour layover in Baltimore. I'm like, oof again. It's really not my top choice. So I said, is there any way you guys get me on that same flight the next day? They're like, yeah, no problem. So that's what I did. I left Tuesday instead of Monday, but in the back of my mind I'm like, dude, what happened? Why was my flight canceled?
Speaker 2:
6:16
There's no weather. By the way, I should have prefaced this by saying that yeah, the skies are pretty much clean, totally clear. Nothing happened. Why was my flight canceled? So it didn't take very long for me to take the social media posting the information about my cancelled flight and I wasn't trying to like throw anybody under the bus or point fingers. I just was like genuinely curious, hey, does anybody know why this flight was randomly canceled? And too much of my surprise people came forward and told me, hey, my flight was canceled, but yesterday was there two days ago, or three of your four, your last week, whatever. And I began to think there's something weird going on here. Why are all these flights getting canceled? And I'm looking back at like the quote unquote historical data of the, you know, ground stops or the weather.
Speaker 2:
6:58
Nothing too significant. You know, it wasn't any hurricane or anything big line of thunderstorms. It just seemed to be random. And I'm like, what gives? So about an hour later, I actually get a message on Instagram. We get a lot of messages on there. My partners and I, we try to keep up. It's tough, but I got one message from a gentleman and he works in southwest dispatch. Okay. So he's the one who sort of knows what's going on with these flights. Crews, schedules, whether deviations, whatever. You know, he's sort of like the puppet master of the airline. You guys all think the controllers and the pilots are, but you know, like I said, I'll digress for a second, but dispatch is absolutely incredible. These guys are sort of like the real conductors of the airline. They know the inner workings, any given point. It's really, really fascinating and they are very, very misrepresented or underrepresented.
Speaker 2:
7:53
People don't think about them. But in this case they had the information for me. They said, hey Yo Elo, I know what's going on man. You had a maintenance delay. And his subsequent cancellation, they grounded the flight because of maintenance. And I'm like, man, that kind of sucks. But then I'm like, well it's kind of good. They're not flying a plane that has a maintenance problem. But then I'm like, wait, why are all these planes having maintenance problems? No answer. So then you know, I realized maybe the other cancellations were and maintenance related. I mean I didn't think there, whether, because I checked with Wunderground and weather.gov and I was looking at some of the past information for weather because I just, that's the stuff I do. I'm just genuinely curious about this crap. And it turns out that the other people were also canceled because of maintenance delays or cancellations.
Speaker 2:
8:39
I'm like, what? So my theory is it's actually related to the seven three, seven Max. And that's not to say that the plane was a Max, but Boeing, and you know, essentially all the airlines that fly, the Boeing stuff have created airliner shortage because of this grounding throughout the year of the Boeing seven three, seven Max. And southwest is certainly not immune to that. They have nearly 40 airplanes that are not flying. And for an airline that relies on every aircraft functioning well, that's pretty tough on them. And of course I was like, Nah, that's such a convenient answer. There's no way that's what's causing all this. So of course, what did I do? I researched into it. No, obviously for any airline, you're going to have planes that are grounded for maintenance issues. So it's true that the ideal is to have every plane functioning well, it's not always going to happen.
Speaker 2:
9:38
But with this Max thing, from what I found out, there's 34 planes in the southwest fleet that our Boeing seven three seven maxes and they're all grounded of course. So southwest is actually canceled about 90 to 110 flights a day since that grounding because of the seven, three, seven Max, and it sounds like a lot, but it's actually a small percentage of the flights per day. There's about 4,000 flights per day during the summer. I don't know how many there are now, but the point is people are always traveling and so yeah, it's a small percentage but looks like, and at least in my opinion, I was one of the quote unquote victims of having that flight canceled. Again, pretty happy the plane didn't have a problem and I'm happy that airline southwest stepped up and want the planes to be safe. But it was weird in the sense that I wasn't really told what was going on and it happened to a bunch of other people.
Speaker 2:
10:30
I know one of the things I thought about is if you have a thunderstorm or some ground stops somewhere that's preventing planes from leaving to a destination airport, the ripple effect is really real. And we can define this as being sort of that offset of all the delays and cancellations that affect other legs of the flight down stream. Right? So if you're canceled to Atlanta will now Atlanta to Charlotte is messed up and then Charlotte to DC at whatever. So there's that downstream effect of that ripple effect. And so if you take out aircraft like the seven three seven Max, that's sort of magnified because you cannot offset the ripple effect by using another plane. It's like, oh, we got the seven three, seven Max here. No problem. We'll just use that aircraft. Well you can't because now we're focusing on less aircraft. Not saying that's what's going on, but it's something to consider.
Speaker 2:
11:22
Now the maintenance factor of the seven three seven Max has affected other people who relied on having a free aircraft. You know something to at least ponder, at least I did for about six hours on the flight to San Diego. Now I have yet to contact southwest their corporate division, customer relations or whatnot, and I intend to do so just because of my curious nature makes me really kind of question. Was that really what happened? It could be that that's all bs and maybe I'm just, you know, thinking of things that perhaps were there convenient answer. It's not really what happened. Maybe the plane really was grounded because of the problem on my aircraft. Who knows? But the point is the communication that I guy was pretty vague to say the least. So I want to San Diego on Tuesday. It was the day after I was supposed to get there Monday and we had a great time.
Speaker 2:
12:13
Flight was fine, whether, like I said, it was kind of dreary, but overall great time. Amazing. By the way, amazing city like San Diego was probably my favorite city in the US. Go there some time. Okay. But I was only there for a few days. I left on Friday. So to go back to Long Island, I essentially did the same thing in reverse. It was just flying to Baltimore and then hopping over to Long Island Macarthur airport, which is a very short flight. It's maybe about 45 50 minutes, I don't know, but it's pretty short. At least compare it to the one from San Diego to Baltimore, which is like a pretty long flight, especially when you're going west. Right. But here's the thing about this flight, and I know it was sort of later in the day and even crossed my mind too. We're in the early summer thunderstorm season. Of course they come rolling across the plains and usually by you know, two, three, 4:00 PM you might get some pretty nasty storms that well close airports.
Speaker 2:
13:05
Totally shut down swap season, right? The severe weather avoidance stuff. Well of course I get on my flight after having this incredible time in San Diego. We're not thinking about that. I'm just McMahon. I, I can't believe I'm going home already. That was the feeling I got like it was boom, it was over like that. So anyway, we take off and route to Baltimore and everything seems pretty normal. Reading my kindle a bit. Then I decided to watch a few movies. I watched Bohemian Rhapsody, the queen movie, Freddie Mercury. I think it was great. A lot of people thought, hey, you know, Freddy's characters will to Pg. But I thought it was awesome. I thought it was a, it really demonstrated some of the, uh, heart and soul of that band and yeah, it was emotional in some parts for sure. Like wow. I was pretty, uh, pretty taken away from that movie in a good way.
Speaker 2:
13:51
And then I watched FYRE fest. Right? I watched the Hulu one. Okay. Not The Netflix one. Was it fire fraud? I think it's called. Dude, that was crazy, man. I had never really read into that. I knew about it, but it was about that music festival or lack thereof in the Caribbean and The Bahamas rather. Really kind of interesting. You should totally watch it if you have any sort of inclination of wanting to learn about social media and the complete absurdity that it is, which by the way, that is what it is. It is totally crazy but very entertaining. So anyways, so that's great. Like four and a half hours goes by and we're getting ready to land and we're setting up for our final approach, you know, seats and tray tables up and all of a sudden I realize, I'm like, dude, we're climbing in the engines from full throttle and we're just going up and I turned to my seat mate.
Speaker 2:
14:40
I'm like, yeah, we're totally going around because that's what I thought were going to do is just go around and it was kind of like dark outside, but it wasn't anything menacing or there was no lightning or crazy storms going on or so I thought, so I'm my dad's kind of where we probably are just giving some sort of traffic, whatever, or turning around. No big deal. So about five minutes goes by and we're still clearly climbing. I'm like, yeah, we're not going around. And we're definitely climbing up to like a cruise altitude again and we're going somewhere and the pilot comes on, he says, yeah, you know, you guys probably realize that we're no longer descending a we, he goes, we got worried about five minutes ago that there was wind shear reported all over the field, uh, which is obviously not good. And we have been deviated away from Baltimore and actually the alternate airport is Richmond, Virginia.
Speaker 2:
15:28
So He's like, we've, uh, we've basically been called to land at Richmond, Virginia. So that's what he's going to do. I'm like, all right, well, whatever. I mean, this point we're just like, what the hell we're going to do about our connections, but I guess we'll figure it out when we get on the ground. And at that point they're thinking, maybe we can get you back to Baltimore because there was only like one line of storms that went by. Just the timing was terrible. You know, we criss crossed the entire country and like 10 minutes out from the field, the huge squall line passes over the field and it shuts the whole airport down. Great. So we land in Richmond, Virginia with no incident tax it to the gate and at this point it's becoming increasingly clear of all the Potpourri of different problems people are going to encounter or so they think is people like me who have connections in Baltimore.
Speaker 2:
16:15
Some people want to get off the plane in Richmond because maybe they live south of Baltimore or it's easier to just drive or be picked up. That certainly a feasible thing to think about. And then there's other issues too. Like, well what if we can't even get back to Baltimore? What did this plane's cancelled here in Richmond? What the hell are we going to do? Get a bunch of hotels in Richmond and then just book a new flight out of this place in the morning. So these are things that people were of course wondering rightly so. And no one had any idea, including the pilots by the way, as to what was going to happen. But the pilots were really good about communicating to the passengers and the crew and they said, hey, we're on the line with our company. We're talking to our gate agent, air traffic control, we're talking to basically everybody we can to figure out what the best thing to do here is.
Speaker 2:
17:00
And I could kind of tell just by the sort of overall attitude of this crew that they want it to get the Baltimore, like they did not want to be stuck in Richmond, Virginia, so they were going to make it their priority to get us all back there. Of course talking to my seatmate, I made it pretty clear that I'm into aviation and I know a little bit about this stuff. And so one thing led to the other and I, you know, saw her have got out the information. Then I saw flight aware had listed, our flight is departing in 20 minutes to Baltimore and I'm like, Oh, you know, it looks like they follow the flight. And of course that's spread across the plane and like, oh you know, we're, we're going to the park, this kid knows what he's talking about, Blah Blah Blah. And come to find out that that was sort of like a half truth because what's going to happen or, so the pilot said we're gonna fly in a new crew because this crew was about the timeout and then that crew was going to take us to Baltimore, but never once.
Speaker 2:
17:51
By the way, did people suggest that, hey, you know that storm that deviated us down here had passed the field up in Baltimore, but like it was kind of a curve, you know, like a Boeing a squall line in. So it was kind of coming towards Richmond too. So I'm like, guys like we have to fly through a thunderstorm regardless. Like unless we wait for this thing to pass over us, at which point it would be like two in the morning. So bunch of factors going on. But I was convinced that that plane was going to leave in 20 minutes because that's what FlightAware said. So we're waiting for more information on this crew that was going to come rescue us. The pilot gets on and Ganti says, all right, we got to change the plans. We've just been cleared from the airline. I'm assuming, I don't know how this works.
Speaker 2:
18:33
Dispatchers, you can email me and fill me in on this gap here, but he says if we can get from the gate to the runway in under eight minutes, we'll be legal to fly to Baltimore. And I have never seen people move so efficiently in an airline aisle ever. I mean, people were like jumping over seats to sit down and buckle in their seatbelt. Of course, again, it's from the time that they leave the gates. So it really wasn't, uh, any purposeful move to try to jump into your seat. But people just really want to get the hell out of there. So we actually do get ready to go close the doors and it is like the fastest tax he I've ever seen. Even for southwest, this is pretty fast. Like I thought we were going to take off in the taxiway and I'm like, we're bumping around and we're getting light shop on the ground.
Speaker 2:
19:20
And I'm like, man, this is like Delta stuff's here. But uh, no, I'm sorry about that. So we get finally to the runway and they're cleared and they go and we take off. And it was the only time in my entire life that I've heard people clap on a takeoff. I'm like, this is kind of a bad omen guys. Like we still got to get back on the ground. Can we at least wait til we're on the ground before we start clapping? But no, the whole plane, which was at this point pretty much full except for the few people who did convince the airline to let them off in Richmond. I hope they didn't have any checked bags because I don't think they open the cargo hold, but pretty much a full flight and everyone's clapping and cheering. And of course I'm looking at my radar like yeah, we're going to have to pretty much fly through a thunderstorm in seven minutes.
Speaker 2:
20:01
So buckle up. So yeah, I mean it gets progressively bumpier and I can tell the pilots are like hand flying this thing the whole way and then we're going up and down. The engines are revving and people are like holding onto the seat. But long story short, we made it to the ground in Baltimore and then people really were clapping and you know, I not people for clapping on a plane, but I'll let this one slide. I was glad to be on the ground in Baltimore. Right. Of course they're saying we have no information on connecting flights and at this point we were over two and a half hours late. So I figure, yeah, I'm totally screwed. So I get to the gate and I say I was supposed to be on flight, Blah Blah, blah, whatever to long island Isp, Mc Arthur in Islip. And they said, well the plane left.
Speaker 2:
20:48
So at this point I kind of knew it was going to leave, but I was kind of also bombed because there was that small like glimmer of hope in the back of my mind that hey, maybe they waited for me, but now they were going to wait for us. So yeah, I was fucked. I had to wait until 3:00 PM the next day to depart from Baltimore to Long Island. That was the next flight I was in line at the ticket counter. I turned to the woman who I had sat with on the entire flight from San Diego and I said to her, I might just cancel my flight tomorrow and just drive to long island tonight. And she looks at me and says, honey, I have to pull the mother card. That's a really bad idea. Was her exact quote. She says, you know, why don't we just like split a room.
Speaker 2:
21:33
We'll save some money. You do whatever was to hear. She was going to uh, Ohio or something. And I thought, I just have to get out of here, you know? And I remember feeling conscious alert and breathing and lucid, but I could just feel the fact that my brain could not make decisions efficiently. It was like the neurotransmitters, we're just not there. And anyone who's been in that situation where it's like you're so, I guess aware of the fact that you're not making decisions. Well that's when you know, you're like, I need some rest. I just needed to sleep. I was so fried. The only option I really had was probably just to stay the night. And so then I was further thrown into this curve ball by the fact that I didn't have my luggage. So I had check one bag and that bag was God knows where this whole airport, you have to remember, it wasn't just our flight, it was every flight inbound, the Baltimore over the last like two and three hours or whatever was basically grounded and then let back in.
Speaker 2:
22:30
So holy shit it was complete chaos. So I'm just trying to figure out where my bag is. I'm walking down in baggage claim and the boards that display the airliner information as to what plane is corresponding to what conveyor belt is just like totally a mess. There's no good way to organize it. It just says see ticket counter, like see agent. Some of them actually have the numbers cut off from the screen, you know? And it's just because there's so many planes that are being the boarded or trying to be rerouted or whatever's happening that the baggage claim area is just, it's like essentially been converted into some sort of like, it's like carnival. I mean it's like people are just hanging out like, yeah, well you know like, I mean this is absolutely insane and to make matters worse, I don't even know if I should get my bag.
Speaker 2:
23:18
I don't even know if the bags will be taken off the plane because my southwest app had actually told me, well you've been reassigned a flight tomorrow at 3:00 PM and I'm like, Yo, I just want to get my bag and go to a hotel or drive. I'm not going to take that 3:00 PM tomorrow. That's ridiculous. So I go, I finally find my way to the southwest baggage counter cause they have like, you know, their own office, they're down on the uh, on the floor with the baggage compartment and the baggage carousels rather. So I get up to the front counter, took me like half hour to wait in line. Anyway, I go up there, I said, hey look, here's the story. I came in from San Diego. I'm supposed to be going to long island. My flight doesn't leave until tomorrow at three. Is there any way you can pull the checked bag for my aircraft?
Speaker 2:
23:58
So I can just drive, cancel my second flight. I just won't even go, no big deal. And they honestly just look at me and they say it's going to take three to four hours. We're short staffed. That was her exact quote. I'm like, are you fucking kidding me right now? So at this point the time change, the lack of sleep and the overall frustration is starting to get to me and I'm like, look, I'm just going to get a hotel. All right, I'll be back in the morning. I'm like, can you guys please pull my bag on the side? What to do in the morning? Like yeah, no problem. So I take a shuttle and go to this hotel and it was actually the Holiday Inn at Baltimore airport. Highly recommended. Those guys were awesome. They gave me everything I needed. Okay. They gave me like two brush and socks and stuff.
Speaker 2:
24:36
I'm like, wow, this is incredible. But I got back the next morning and what do you know? My bag was never pulled. It was actually still on the plane. So it was a good thing. I didn't wait cause I would have been waiting for hours, but I did eventually take the three o'clock flight back to long island. But it made me think a lot about what an airline is responsible for and what they should tell passengers that ended up getting stranded. Okay. I remember asking like you guys proof like provide lodging, do you guys provide a, you know, reimbursement for the flight? Like whatever they're like nope, because it's weather related. So the ironic part of this whole thing is like, well in the beginning of my f my trip, as you remember I was canceled and I lost the day and that wasn't weather related. Okay.
Speaker 2:
25:26
Now of course they gave me a heads up like yeah I kind of cryptic strange spam looking email. But it is sort of like absurd how close I was to showing up to the airport. So my question is this, if I had shown up to the airport, just be like, hey, I didn't see my email and you guys should've, should've let me know if I just showed her to the airport and they didn't let me on because they said, hey, your flight's canceled. I mean, is that any different than if it was a weather related event? They really should've been better than an email, but I wasn't provided much of anything stranded in Baltimore. I mean they, you know, they did their best to offer some advice and help me give, get back there and they put me on the next flight. But I felt like I was sort of shafted twice.
Speaker 2:
26:13
And so for that reason I wanted people's opinion. What do you think the airlines are responsible for with respect to passengers? They get stranded somewhere and it could be for weather, maybe it's for maintenance. Maybe it's for grounded seven, three, seven maxes or random animals running around the airport. I don't know. But it, it, it kind of like causes an interesting situation in your head because the airline, you know, they do have all these things and find print in the contract, but who like no one reads that stuff, he gets stuck all of a sudden. Like now it's on you. You have to figure it out. By the way. Like I said in the beginning, I'm not against southwest or blaming them. I'm just suggesting that there's probably a number of people who fly who aren't familiar with what the airline is supposed to or is not supposed to be responsible for.
Speaker 2:
27:04
And that's kind of interesting situation. Like I said, because all of a sudden you don't think about it until it happens to you. Oof, that sucks. So what do you think, uh, should the airline have paid for my hotel? Cause they didn't or should they have, uh, you know, maybe give me compensation for the first time they canceled my flight without really telling me much cause they didn't. Again, I'm not really looking for any sort of justification for, you know, oh well the passengers. Oh always, right. I'm just saying, do you think that they are in the wrong will? As always, everybody you can write to me, it's Ello at aviation, lowdown.com it's aviation, Ello, d o w n love reading all your fan mail, your hate mail, your spam. Well the spam you can kind of leave behind but the point is share your opinion with this topic and others and I'll be certain to read it back to the audience and get everyone to sort of involve because aviation lowdown, that's all what it's about.
Speaker 2:
27:55
It's about that huge community discussion. And like I said in the very beginning I've been extremely busy but we're finally ready to hit the ground running for the summer. And while we are still trending as one of the top podcasts for aviation, even with the delay in the episodes. So this is really exciting. I think I'm going to have another episode this week with a very special guest related to aviation and fitness. That's going to be kind of cool because a lot of you guys have actually asked me about that and I'm like, I dunno, let's get an expert on here. So that's what we're hoping to do. So again, it's always subscribed to us. If you haven't already. Follow my page. ATC memes, which I run with a few partners. That's probably the largest page you know of, but we're also on youtube. Okay. Youtube, ATC meme.
Speaker 2:
28:41
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Speaker 1:
29:53
Bye Bye.