This time, there was no discussion of proper landing times and extra circling.
Because they control most gates and the most desirable landing times, there is very little room for a new competitor to enter the business.
The jumbo-jet pilots used to hate us; we use up just as much landing time as a 747.
The weather in the Mojave Desert was expected to be favorable for the new landing time.
The airlines have found that certain landing times are preferred by many paassengers, and schedule many flights to land in bunches.
Unless a problem occurs aboard the shuttle, no more announcements are expected until a landing time is given 24 hours in advance.
The forecast for the new landing time calls for headwind gusts no higher than about 20 m.p.h.
Mr. Glenn, who flew on the shuttle Discovery in 1998, said that when the scheduled landing time passed, he knew it was big trouble.
But nothing about a definite landing time.
After the earthquake struck, hundreds of planes rushed to Haiti without designated landing time.