How long has Biden been Vice President?

This guy was unaware that there is a hold on airplane traffic when the president or vice president is taking off or landing at an airport. How could the VP be "oblivious" to the delays? People were apparently very angry about the delays.

Vice President Joe Biden held up airplane traffic for hours on Friday night at Los Angeles International Airport after an appearance on Jay Leno ‘s ‘Tonight Show,’ leaving restless passengers fuming.

A spokesman for the vice president said he was unaware of the FAA temporary flight restriction that stopped flights coming in, and delayed those going out.

“I know we didn’t ask for anything,” Biden’s spokesman James Carney told TheWrap. “There was no sign of any stoppage. And there shouldn’t have been one.”

Oh, but there was. Passengers were stuck for anywhere from 45 minutes to four hours as a result (including this writer), leaving many of them fuming. In one LAX terminal, flights on Horizon, Alaska and Virgin Air had three-hour delays.

“I sincerely hope that the vice president was oblivious to the number of lives he inconvenienced by deciding to land at LAX and his attempted humor on the Tonight Show,” said Will Roos, the owner of an environmental company GreenUp who was on his way back from a business trip in Sun Valley. . . .

Temporary flight restrictions are common when the top officials in the country travel. FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown confirmed the flight stoppage, but could not give a reason for it other than standard safety practice. She could not confirm how many flights were delayed or for how long. . . .



Blogger OldSouth said...

1993-2001 were a constant nuisance in Nashville, as The Inventor Of The Internet chose to use the Nashville airport to arrive on his trips back home to the farm. Flights came to a halt, traffic stacked up on closed freeways, and his little convoy would go toodling off to the hills.

At least the local news radio began announcing his scheduled arrivals, so the locals could prepare to be disrupted.

And he wondered why he lost Tennessee in the 2000 election, with the lawns of his neighborhood in Nashville sprouting signs reading 'Gore-Free Tennessee'.

7/12/2010 11:16 AM  

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