Weather forecasts may be hampered by the number of planes not flying right now.
Delta and jetBlue are contributing their help in the battle against COVID-19.
Those are some of the headlines and posts that caught my eye and I thought you, too, may find interesting.
How Flight Groundings Affect Weather Forecasts
The weather forecast for my part of Los Angeles called for rain this past Saturday.
Not a drop fell. And it wasn’t the first time our recent weather forecasts weren’t as accurate as normal. (Which is really saying something for Southern California.)
If you think weather forecasts may be a little off right now, you’re probably not wrong.
Airline flights provide plenty of real-time weather information. Because fewer flights are operating now than even just a few weeks ago, much of that data is gone — and might be through the summer.
Delta Completes Tokyo Consolidation
Delta announced today the consolidation of its Tokyo flights to Haneda airport. The airline announced last year it would leave Narita.
jetBlue and Delta: Answering the Call
Bravo, Delta and jetBlue!
Fox News’ Janine Puhak reports, “Delta is coordinating round-trip flights, free of charge, for qualified personnel to travel to Georgia, Louisiana and Michigan, while JetBlue is sending healthcare workers and desperately needed supplies to ‘places where they are needed most.’”
LAX: A Ghost Town
Each morning, KTLA (one of my local TV stations in Los Angeles) cuts to a live shot of the LAX horseshoe. The roadway used to be packed with traffic. These days, though, only a few cars zoom along its paths.
But what does it look like inside the airport?
Los Angeles Magazine compiled a series of Instagram posts showing a practically barren LAX.
New York Receives Some Comfort
The good news: hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in New York City this weekend.
Comfort‘s sister ship, Mercy, arrived in Southern California on Friday.
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