A couple of thoughts that keep occurring to me, in the wake of last night's plane crash in Buffalo:
:: While we were hanging out at baggage claim, just miles away people were perishing in a fireball. There was absolutely no sense in the airport that anything was amiss at all.
:: Some of the people who were hanging out in the ticketing area, just outside the security checkpoint, were waiting for people to walk off a plane that would never arrive. I wonder what goes on when this happens: what do they put on the teevee "Arrivals" screen? Do they make a PA announcement of what's happened, or do they just say "Would anyone waiting for Continental Flight Whatever please report to the Continental ticketing desk", or do they say nothing and just wait for people to learn as they will? How does this happen?
What a sad day this was.