8.18.2004

Runway hog

Forgot to mention that my flight into Vegas last Thursday was forced to circle before landing for 40 minutes due to the presence of one George W. Bush. Seems he was making a campaign stop and happened to land at McCarran airport exactly when we were supposed to land. The presence of Air Force One caused a complete "ground hold", which means nobody takes off or lands. That, combined with some street closings due to the visit, made for angry crowds and big lines.

Of course, there's a perfectly good Air Force base just northeast of the city where Bush could have landed. But I guess this way he can feel more important.

Can't escape those VIPs!

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