One week after the plane...

So I've been missing mostly due to the lack of something interesting to blog about... I'm off from school for two weeks and there's not much to do... some knitting and frogging (unraveling), some jewelry making, a bit of cooking and lots of airplane-related conversations....

It seems to be the subject that everyone is talking about lately... Ok, maybe not exactly the airplane... but the airport...

At the moment is still close to big aircrafts... and the plan of moving it to Palmerola is still quite strong... For me it's a terrible idea... and for quite a lot of people, but the president is not accepting his mistake... Lots of people are struggling now that all of the flights are landing in La Mesa (San Pedro Sula) Airport, but the government seems to be ignoring this fact...

The president of the congress said the other day that he didn't care about the financial losses that the companies around the airport were suffering, that he only cared about the human lives... but I wonder, what about the lives of the employees? Of those that depend on the tips that the visitors, that arrive to Toncontin, give them. I'm guessing those lives aren't as important...

Yesterday, the maleteros (the guys that offer to carry the luggage, i don't know the correct word...) went to a meeting with the Major of Tegucigalpa, Ricardo Alvarez, along with other groups that are also having problems because of the closing of the aiport and in an interview their representative informed that their union had decided to send a group of them to San Pedro Sula's Airport for seven days and the money they made would be shared among all of them and then another group will be sent.

I hope that the president realizes that he has taken the wrong decision and that it is not wise to act on impulse. If the airport was as dangerous as the government is claiming, I honestly don't think that important airlines would let their planes land in Toncontin and it would have been shut years ago.

As for the airplane, well, it's still there... and that is a whole different mess... causing huge problems with the traffic and angry people everywhere, specially the people that lives and works near the area where the plane crashed... because they said they were going to take up to 45 days to remove it... now, since they started to protest about it, they've said that they will take two weeks, but I passed by the area today and the plane is still there... and I don't see much difference from the pictures from the day of the accident...



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