Confusion was everywhere for days.
Let’s play a game! Grab a box fan. Turn it on high. Now go to the family cat’s litter box and throw its contents into the whirling blades. Now you know how life has been for Southwest Airlines, its employees and its passengers over the last week or so.
Southwest had been cancelling flights like it’s their job. On Wednesday alone, they grounded 2,509 flights. The following day, they kept another 2,348 airplanes on the tarmac. It makes you wonder how long this can continuee. Finally, Southwest CEO Bob Jordan spoke up about the disasterous week experienced by his airline, and therefore thousands of customers. He blamed an inadequate computer system, saying the programs used to help the airline del with excessive passenger load were simply overloaded and failed during a crucial time. Demand for flights mixed with a huge winter storm simply crippled the airline, leaving passengers, Southwest employees and thousands of bags strewn across the country with no way to get them to their owners or destinations.
Jordan also took advantage of his time at the mic to tell customers that the airline will make every effort to make things right with those who were affected by the catastrophe, saying Southwest Airlines will reimburse all “reasonable” costs incurred by the failure. That could include hotel stays, meals, and flights on other airlines. As with all events of this type, you will be expected to provide receipts for any costs for which you are seeking to be repaid. Also, check with your credit card company, you may be covered for unforeseen costs. Many credit card issuers cover surprise costs due to delays, cancellations or other travel disruptions. Finally, check out the U.S. Department of Transportation’s online tool that lists what each airline offers in the case of delays, cancellations, lost luggage or other problems. Source: WFLA.com
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3 Best Pinellas New Year's Eve 2023 Fireworks Displays
We will NOT see those bone chilling freezing cold temperatures on New Year’s Eve around Tampa Bay. In fact, the forecast calls for warmer than normal weather with temperatures all weekend in the upper 70s. Some areas might even hit 80 degrees. There is a chance of some rain, but hopefully it’ll be a typical Florida quick shower.
If you’re looking to stay on the Pinellas County side of the Bay, there are three big fireworks displays to check out New Year’s Eve to ring in 2023.
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Forbes Names Tampa As Best City in Florida To Live In
It’s not exactly a secret. Tampa is the best city in Florida to call home. Even Forbes agrees. They measured things like home affordability, employment opportunities, crime, cost of living, diversity, public transit, healthcare and population growth. We certainly know firsthand about that last one.
Forbes says Tampa has everything you need for daily life. For anything Tampa might be missing, they mentioned that Miami and Orlando are within driving distance. Forbes liked our beaches, sports teams, and somehow we got some praise for our public transportation system. They did visit, right!?
Here was the full top 10.
Sean Roberts was conceived in the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky by two passionate, panel aligning, third shifters who had grown bored with the same ole same ole. Upon birth, he was placed in the trunk of a new Stingray and sent off to find his destiny.
That destiny included several stints on radio stations across the United States. Some played punk country gospel, while others focused on Croatian death metal played backwards.
After many years and many adventures, Sean wound up on The Shark, where he does shots of tequila while playing the most badass tunes ever created by humankind.
He remains humble, however, never forgetting about the lean years...the street corners and dark alleys where he played songs on his car stereo for food and sex.
He's on top and he's never gonna stop LIVING THE DREAM!