More Proof of Airline Cost Cutting

By | December 1, 2008

Maybe I just haven’t been noticing all along that major US airlines are flying rust buckets, but when I looked out the window of a recent United Airlines flight from Houston to San Francisco, I was pretty amazed to see the sorry state of the wing. A few patches of paint had peeled away to expose what appeared to be rust and quite a bit of the upper surface of the wing appeared to have only the thinnest layer of paint remaining.

Rusty Airplane Wing

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