Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The New jetBlue Terminal 5 At JFK

As many readers of this blog know, I love the airline jetBlue since day 1 and have awaiting the new Terminal 5 for years.

This past weekend, I had the oppurtunity to check out Terminal 5 as both an arriving and departing passenger.

Arriving, the terminal seemed very nice but I didn't have time to stop and check it out....not what I want to do after getting off a flight.

Departing, however, the terminal was an absolute madhouse, and I had to wait in the security line for 1/2 hour. The whole "fast security lanes" they promote is not correct, because most of the lanes were closed...and talking to a TSA agent, Monday morning is the busiest time. The jetBlue staff also herded us and treated us like cattle when we were lined up.

Terminal 5 is very nice, and has some cool features.......but looking around, it is a complete cheap ripoff of Austin's airport design and features. (Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has a BEAUTIFUL terminal, with much more attention to detail and community) I miss the old terminal 4...I thought the modern new terminal would be cool, but in retrospect, and with exception of the satellite terminal, the old terminal was great and I miss it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ultimate Factories - Fire Trucks

Ultimate Factories - Fire Trucks

It's a repeat, but a cool look inside Pierce for those who haven't seen it.

National Geographic Channel, Thursday, July 23, 2009 5PM EST

Go inside fire trucks mammoth 800,000 sq.ft. operation, where over 1,500 highly skilled workers mix muscle and high-tech tools to create made-to-order rigs in approximately 45 days.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

O'Hare Towing's New 2010 Kenworth T800/V70

Looks like O'Hare Towing has added a beautiful new, fully loaded 2010 Kenworth T800/V70 to their fleet:



Sunday, July 05, 2009

I finally got my O'Hare Diecast Flatbed Replica!

I finally got my O'Hare flatbed limited edition diecast, produced by First Gear. It is AWESOME! Here are the photos:

For those that don't know, O'Hare Towing Service is featured in the hit show, "Wrecked: Life In The Crash Lane" Thursday nights on SPEED TV.It follows a large, highly trained and equipment towing and recovery operation in the Chicagoland area.

Check out some webisodes and more on the show at the following link: