Michael Lowrey

Posts by Michael Lowrey (page 5)

  • 2017 slot allocations makes Charlotte – Orange County flights unlikely

    American Airlines currently has year-round service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to 10 destinations in the Pacific and Mountain time zones: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Portland, Sacramento, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City. The airline also flew from CLT to San Jose last summer (June…
    Michael Lowrey, October 8, 2016
  • Donald Trump and white voters

    Harry Enten, writing for of Fivethirtyeight.com: Donald Trump’s strategy in this campaign has been fairly clear from the beginning: Drive up Republican support among white voters in order to compensate for the GOP’s shrinking share among the growing nonwhite portion of the electorate. And Trump has succeeded in overperforming…
    Michael Lowrey, October 5, 2016
  • The Navy shakes up its career structure

    Per the Navy Times: The Navy deep-sixed all of its 91 enlisted ratings titles Thursday, marking the beginning of an overhaul of the rigid career structure that has existed since the Continental Navy in a radical shift sure to reverberate through the fleet and the veterans community beyond.
    Michael Lowrey, September 29, 2016
  • Meanwhile on the Outer Banks…

    Per the Virginian Pilot, this happened earlier this week: An abandoned makeshift boat that may have carried Cuban refugees washed ashore in Avon Tuesday afternoon. The boat made of metal pipe, angle iron, wood and pieces of rigid foam carried a store of supplies including bottles of water,…
    Michael Lowrey, September 29, 2016
  • Charlotte – Havana flight start date announced

    November 30th, daily on an Airbus A319. The last time American or US Airways successfully added a destination with daily service from Charlotte in the Caribbean, Mexico, or Central America was over a decade ago.
    Michael Lowrey, September 27, 2016
  • Clegg on police shootings in Charlotte

    Roger Clegg, writing at the National Review’s The Corner, on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and five others by police in Charlotte this year: There will always be police shootings, and it is a statistical certainty that some of them will involve African Americans, and the law of…
    Michael Lowrey, September 26, 2016
  • Roberts didn’t accepting state resources before last night’s riots, fearing it would make Charlotte look bad

    So reports WBTV. Guess Teflon Jenny — and the city as whole — lost that bet. From the WBTV story: “I was in conversation with the governor early in the morning,” [Charlotte Mayor Jennifer] Roberts said. “During the day, the central city, the center city was peaceful and during…
    Michael Lowrey, September 22, 2016
  • The latest on must win states

    From Harry Enten at fivethirtyeight.com. Hillary Clinton continues to hold a small lead in FiveThirtyEight’s forecasting models. She has about a 59 percent chance of winning the election according to both our polls-only and polls-plus forecasts. The most notable new polls released since Friday came in Pennsylvania…
    Michael Lowrey, September 20, 2016