View Full Version : RNC will be welcoming us at airport! HA HA

Matt Collins
08-26-2008, 09:22 AM
When you arrive at MSP International Airport (http://www.mspairport.com/msp/default.aspx), look for airport and Minneapolis Saint Paul 2008 Host Committee volunteers to help you with anything you need. Be sure to stop by the Host Committee welcome booths in baggage claim and pick up a snack.

On Friday, Sept. 5, plan ahead for transportation back to the airport. Once you are inside security the airport has special programming planned to entertain you before your flight.


08-26-2008, 09:33 AM
be sure to wear your ron paul shirts

08-26-2008, 11:59 AM
Make sure to pack an on-board parachute in case you are "welcomed" before the plane lands, like recent flights of both RP and Obama.

Warning "shots"? :eek:

Matt Collins
08-26-2008, 12:12 PM
Make sure to pack an on-board parachute in case you are "welcomed" before the plane lands, like recent flights of both RP and Obama.Don't worry... no one in the air will know I'm a RP supporter. I won't be wearing any RP stuff up there (although I really should).

Needless to say any run-ins with sky marshals can't be a good thing :p

08-26-2008, 04:19 PM
Just got back from running errands to find numerous news alerts about flight delays impacting the country.

Hmmm. When is everyone flying in to Minnesota?:eek:

They *really* don't want the RP contingent!

Comment: This is what happens with cheap foreign labor for Information Technology is used for "quality assurance" testing of the software.

I'd love to know if a new "release" went into production overnight last night-:rolleyes:

Having to fall back to manual processing is a total fiasco- And what if there is a data entry error (like voting tabulation mistakes)?


FAA glitch delaying flights in Chicago, East Coast

Both O'Hare, Midway affected

By Jon Hilkevitch | Chicago Tribune reporter
August 27, 2008

Computer problems at a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Atlanta are delaying flights at O'Hare and Midway airports and the East Coast, the FAA said Tuesday afternoon.

Midway delays were running up to an hour and 45 minutes and increasing as of 2:50 p.m., the FAA reported.

At first, delays at O'Hare were far less severe, running between 16 minutes and a half-hour. But by late afternoon, delays had increased to up to 75 minutes, the FAA said.

Only outbound flights at O'Hare and Midway are affected, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.

The department advised travelers passing through the airports to contact their airlines to check the status of their flights. In addition to the Chicago airports, Boston Logan International Airport was holding planes on the ground for up to a half-hour.

The computer outage affected flight plans that the airlines and private pilots file with the FAA.

At 1:30 p.m., a computer link at an FAA facility near Atlanta experienced problems that required the FAA to process flight plans manually, said FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory.

Flight plans include all the planned information for a flight, including destination, type of aircraft, speed and number of people on board, among other information, she said.

"Airplanes are safe, and controllers can see aircraft," Cory said. "They're simply inputting flight plans manually, which takes more time than an electronic transfer."

Not all U.S. airports are affected, she said.

"The FAA is working to correct this issue as quickly as possible," Cory said.


08-26-2008, 04:23 PM
zomg! everyone to yer bunkers!!!!

08-26-2008, 07:10 PM
i'm sure the friendly Host Committee greaters at the airport could use some slim-jims, some buttons, and other goodies. be certain and visit them and help them out. we want them to meet the all delegates in good form.

08-26-2008, 10:39 PM
Get the free cookies, then head into a phone booth and change into your Ron Paul gear, then hand them the Ron Paul slim jims.