Gov't pays for empty flights to rural...

Gov't pays for empty flights to rural airports

There are 32 comments on the Peninsula Clarion story from Aug 11, 2011, titled Gov't pays for empty flights to rural airports. In it, Peninsula Clarion reports that:

On some days, the pilots with Great Lakes Airlines fire up a twin-engine Beechcraft 1900 at the Ely, Nev., airport and depart for Las Vegas without a single passenger on board.

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WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#1 Aug 11, 2011
Thats what that Airport bill was about....Taxpayers paying for waste,duplication and Politicans egos11....ITS AIR TIME!!

The cost to taxpayers for each ticket:$4,107..Its LOONY An't ??
t-party

Columbia, SC

#2 Aug 11, 2011
I smell a Harry Reid rip-off of the taxpayers.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#3 Aug 11, 2011
t-party wrote:
I smell a Harry Reid rip-off of the taxpayers.
that's john murtha you're smelling...
hard to tell he's dead, isn't it?
Christina Lewis

Owens Cross Roads, AL

#4 Aug 11, 2011
They are playin us like fools.Empty flights going nowhere,yet we are paying over $3.40 for gas and cant get a fair price at the airport without 10 extra fees
please scratche me iball

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#5 Aug 11, 2011
stoooooooooooopix!;-000000
please scratche me iball

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#6 Aug 11, 2011
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
that's john murtha you're smelling...
hard to tell he's dead, isn't it?
carey talk a vacation!!!!!:)
Anonymous

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Aug 12, 2011
And the FAA is wanting funding...

TEA!
TedsLiver

New Almaden, CA

#9 Aug 12, 2011
Hope and change at work.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#11 Aug 12, 2011
t-party wrote:
I smell a Harry Reid rip-off of the taxpayers.
Illegals all get to fly first class to pick his melons.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#12 Aug 12, 2011
Christina Lewis wrote:
They are playin us like fools.Empty flights going nowhere,yet we are paying over $3.40 for gas and cant get a fair price at the airport without 10 extra fees
First a bridge to nowhere, then we pay for flights to no where.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#14 Aug 12, 2011
And just think, the government (democrats) were losing 30 million in taxes per day to fight to keep this policy in place. No wonder we are going bankrupt.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#15 Aug 12, 2011
t-party wrote:
I smell a Harry Reid rip-off of the taxpayers.
News for and about the general aviation community



News of the day







&#9632;FAA battle includes subsidies for some rural flights
The federal government paid $1.8 million in subsidies to Great Lakes Airlines to fly out of Ely, Nev., airport in 2010. Airlines in more than 150 rural communities in the U.S. receive subsidies through the Essential Air Service program. Critics say 13 of those communities, including Ely, should be eliminated from the program. The dispute was one of the sticking points in the standoff over the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)/The Associated Press (8/11), Politico (Washington, D.C.)(8/12) &#8201;&#8201;&#82 01;&#8201;


YEP The WEASEL FILTHY HARRY ,and his PORK!!..No Doubt About it!
harry reid

Bradenton, FL

#16 Aug 12, 2011
HEY.....

it's none of anyone's business....

all we have to do is raise taxes and it won't matter.

so...STFU...and vote democrat.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#17 Aug 12, 2011
harry reid wrote:
HEY.....
it's none of anyone's business....
all we have to do is raise taxes and it won't matter.
so...STFU...and vote democrat.
HAPPY VACATION…………………………FAILURE IN CHIEF.

Dem Judge Rules Against Obama's Signature Achievement...

Ohio signatures ok, Opens door to block ObamaCare.

'Unbounded assertion of congressional authority'...

MAJOR TRADE UNIONS TO SIT OUT 2012 DNC CONVENTION...

Govt pays for empty flights to rural airports...This is what liberals were fighting for……..empty planes flying to empty airports for their FAA battle, well that and trying to tack on Gestapo Union Cards and rigged voting scams. Debt……….now you see what liberals do with other people’s money.

Since: Jul 11

United States

#18 Aug 12, 2011
So long as you are willing to give, they are willing to take.
anynanamous

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Aug 12, 2011
it's just like major flight reward programs where people actually win free flights all the time
Yada

Harriman, TN

#20 Aug 12, 2011
So. Tha tis minor compared to the waste of tax dollars by your congressman himself. CHeers!
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#21 Aug 12, 2011
t-party wrote:
I smell a Harry Reid rip-off of the taxpayers.
Did you know about his HIGH SPEED RAIL??? to bring LOSERS to VEGAS to Gamble???.....this MEALY MOUTHED FILTHY HARRY has a Bag Full Of PORK!!
Kenny

AOL

#22 Aug 12, 2011
Why not? We are paying for an empty suit in the White House!
soxsux

United States

#23 Aug 12, 2011
Kenny wrote:
Why not? We are paying for an empty suit in the White House!
Put Obama on that plane to Ely! Let him fly back and forth between there and Las Vegas all day long, every damn day. Keeping that idiot busy doing nothing would be worth trillions of $'s in savings in money he doesn't get to spend. He'd do a lot more damage back in DC. We could even have a crowd of admirers cheer at each arrival, feeding his ego. Put Harry Reid on the plane with him just for good measure.

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