Yes Sir , Wings,Spuds and Suds is a great little place. I have made many friends there...including the staff and owners.
The "Spicey Garlic" wings are something that legends are made of. I strongly suggest you only eat them on nights where your social agenda is for drinking an adult beverage or two...and eating only. Hardly a regular diet for a single person..unless you intend to remain that way (LOL)
The best part is where I'm living..I can walk there..or to the "Glass Tower". No worries about the bottle to throttle issues.
Regarding the recent announcement about the increase in Airbus dependence. All I can say is this. "Here we go again"
Yet another chance to open ourselves up for more logistics problems (Continued Nightmares)
The worst part..in the long term and less self-serving perspective is this. Our country and it's work force needs a major shot in the arm now!! Sending work to Europe does little to stimulate a very depressed US economy.
My revulsion towards airbus goes way beyond it's short term impact on USAirways alone.
I was hoping that time and the major changes we have endured to date , would have made an impact on the way people think at the top. I see that this is not the case yet again. My concerns are still beyond initial puchase prices...It's still the cost of Ownership (Long Term) Versus the cost of Purchase (Initial).
This "Bean counter" mentality only deepens my concerns about the long range future of U.
Many in PIT whom I've encountered along the way..are still absolutely convienced that a US/UAL deal looms beyond our current CH11 issues. I refuse to delve into that aspect...until both parties resolve the immediate issues that face both UAL and US.
The above comments are due in part to this.
(1) Why create scenarios and added fears...until all short term problems are resolved ?
(2) Why create added fears and concerns when we have pending world events , that may only deepen the issues for our chosen industry?
Basically it boils down to this for me , I have opted to make my goal line stand with U and You in PIT. I have hopes (Slim) of returning to CLT in the near future.
Should all of the best hopes and wishes fail? I have positioned myself to be able to load up everything I have in PIT..and be back home in CLT within 8 hours notice. Then I'm prepared for other ventures in the Automotive Industry (My Hobby and second love). Hopefully that's a contingency plan I will never have to exercise.
Simply put...We are not Stephen Wolf or Rakesh Gangwhal...failure to have a Plan B on our parts.is a program based on failure...without a "Golden Parachute" to break our falls.
The wiseman always hopes and aspires for the best...but he/she also prepares for the worst too! [img src='http://www.usaviation.com/idealbb/images/smilies/1.gif']