It's a cluster-f at the airport.
On the heels of a catastrophic meltdown of the Southwest Airlines computer control system last week, the Federal Aviation Administration has replied with “hold my beer”.
The FAA experienced a total and epic shutdown this morning of a flight control system that allows flight crews and airport personnel to communicate and get flight information. That meant an absolute shutdown of all flight across the United States this morning. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a statement this morning, saying that the NOTAM system (Notice To Air Missions), which allows pilots and crews to plan out their flights, went down in flames this morning with no warning. As the FAA continues their efforts to get the system runing again, air travel has ground to a halt, this after last week’s horrendous failure of a similar outdated system with Southwest Airlines that stranded thousands of travelers across the U.S., including thousands in our own Tampa International Airport.
Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary, has spoken with President Joe Biden and has said there is no evidence that the incident was a terrorist attack at this time. There is already a plan to perform a full investigation of the shutdown. because of the outage, all travelers are urged to call or contact their airline before headeding to their respective airport. Source: WFLA.com
Time To Drink
9 Tasty Mocktails In The Tampa Bay Area And Where To Find Them
We like to party here in Tampa Bay, but some people have sworn off the hootch for Dry January or trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Conveniently, the mocktail trend has been steadily growing in the area. Whether you’re practicing Dry January or have sworn off alcohol for good, multiple Tampa area bars are catering to everyone and including alcohol-free cocktails in their menu. We went to Yelp to see where the best Mocktails are in the Tampa Bay area and came up with a solid list that included a couple of our favorites that didn’t make Yelp’s list.
Theses drinks are tasty for anyone to order! Maybe you want to join in for an Instagram shot. Or let your kid feel like an adult with a “sophisticated” but fun beverage. One thing to look out for when ordering mocktails is the ingredient “Seedlip.” According to the Tampa Bay Times, Seedlip is known to be “the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit.” You’ll find it as the base ingredient for a lot of these mocktails. A lot of other local restaurants will disguise their drinks on their menu as “Zero-proof” or “spirit free.”
Note that some of these places might change their menu depending on the season. Be sure to check out their website for more info!
Here are 9 tasty mocktails to try in the Tampa Bay Area
Remember When People Flew Out Of Airports?
7 Great Airfare Deals from Tampa for 2023 Travel
This time of year, the airlines tend to drop their prices now that the busy holiday travel season is over. You can find some good deals right now for flights out of Tampa… especially if you pack light. The business model for airlines has changed over the years. They lure you in with those super low airfares and then upcharge things like snacks, WiFi or carry on baggage.
Here are some of the best ROUNDTRIP flight deals I found this morning (January 10, 2023) for one week getaways over the next several months.
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!