Misinformed | AspenTimes.com


Dear Editor:

My son arrived to visit for his college spring break Saturday. His plane was due to arrive at the Aspen airport from Chica­go at 11:58 a.m. I checked Channel 8 to make sure everything was on time and all systems were go.

When I arrived at the airport I quickly glanced at the monitor to make sure the flight was on time and saw that it had arrived. I made my way to the door to await his deplaning when my cell phone rang. It was my son. His plane had been diverted to Denver, and he was taking the bus to Aspen!

I stared at the monitor that said his plane had arrived … on time … in Aspen.

I have since been informed by airport employees that the monitors are never right, and obviously Channel 8 just repeats the monitor so it’s never right.


I have been vocal in my concerns about fixing the Entrance to Aspen and the need for mass transit that works. I think we need to fix the airport first. It should be the easiest. Don’t post erro­neous arrival times; keep passengers honestly apprised of conditions and alter­natives. If you can’t do this, get rid of the monitors and Channel 8 because no information is better than false informa­tion. Only the Bush administration seems to be able to get away with the kind of falsity that goes on at the airport.

Robert Pew

Woody Creek

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