Monday, February 14, 2011

Air Bloomberg

The Wall Street Journal examined Mayor Bloomberg's flight records of his fleet of private planes ... Per the article:

The planes flew to Bermuda, where Mr. Bloomberg owns a home, 16 times last year and 54 times in all from 2007 through 2010, according to Federal Aviation Administration records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. On 41 trips, the aircraft left New York and spent all or part of the weekend in Bermuda. One overnight trip there coincided with the December blizzard, according to flight records.

The records also show that the Bloomberg fleet has been the single largest user of scarce slots allocated to private aircraft at La Guardia airport.

The flights continued apace even after the mayor two years ago called for curbs on small commercial planes at La Guardia and other area airports to reduce congestion.

The records don't mention passenger names, so it's possible the Mayor wasn't on board during all these flights.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Just a continuation of the ongoing Bloomberg Ego and Hypocrisy Show, in which what he wants trumps everyone else's desires. He lectures and scolds and bullies and continues to do whatever the hell he wants, even if it's the exact opposite of what he's haranguing the non-billionaires among us about.

nygrump said...

Is it true that a Bloomberg-related company was given the franchise for the corporate data feed mandated in every cab? Isn't that a conflict of interest?

jason said...

That explains a lot. I'm sure I'd be a lot more chipper and upbeat about blizzards and snowstorms if I was spending all that time in the carribean. That fucker. Go be mayor of Bermuda, please.

Anonymous said...

If this man becomes president he'll be worse than Bush in terms of vacations. Bermuda is the new Texas!