Asking Quesitons Is Not Being Negative
Trust me we know there are alot people in Worcester who are negative about everything, but how is that by merely asking questions one is deemed as being negative.
In October of 2016, Rectrix announced that they would be flying to Baltimore then to Sarasota within one year "if not sooner". This means this flight should have started last October (2017), or "sooner".
We are now 8 months past that and feel that this flight might never happen. That is being negatve, or are we being realistic???
How about this?
Instead of people accusing us of being negative, why not someone tell us exactly when this flight will start????
Nobody is more postive about Worcester Airport then FlyORH, but if we run this airport as cheerleaders and not as businessmen it guarantes that Worcester Airport will never meet its full potential.
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commented on 2018-06-15 07:12:36
Bill: I'm sorry that you are unable to see how negative you have become. I'm sure you put a lot of time and money into this website, I thought the goal was to PROMOTE the airport and it's amenities, not berate them. "It will never happen" is absolutely a negative comment. Trying to embarrass Rectrix is absolutely negative. Yes, number are numbers but there are lies, damned lies and then there are statistics but I'm not referring to any of your data as negative. For what it's worth, I thought you were dead on about the initial American schedule although I wouldn't have used such harsh terms as you have. You criticize the need for a BWI flight because you insist that no one would ever use it except to go to Sarasota and there are other ways to get to Florida from ORH or BOS. You were absurdly negative about the Cape Cod flights. It's one thing to say that you wish they would advertize or that you think the price isn't competitive. It's another to predict it's eminent failure no matter what they do. If I was Rectrix, I'd be watching you very closely for crossing the line into defamation and slander and would slap you with cease and desist orders. It's a cliche, but many of them are so because they are true. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. It's my opinion that you have greatly changed your tone with regard to the airport and if youre going to criticize, berate, humiliate and otherwise bully everything ORH, than one has to question why you commit so much of yourself to a cause that you clearly dont support. And sorry, but cheerleading is still very much needed when there is something to cheer about. We can agree to disagree but everyone has a blind spot and I'm saying the negativity is yours.
commented on 2018-06-15 08:31:30
Tim is having a bad day, haha. Pretty sure 2+ years after making an announcement is a pretty good indication that the flight isn’t gonna happen. And with the HYA flights, how can you be anything but negative if there’s barely ever passengers on board?
commented on 2018-06-15 09:14:46
I give Bill a lot of credit. He doesnt hide his identity behind a statue in Worcester Common like another notorious local blogger. So, who is Bill? He's a local businessman. His business model is to run a bottle redemption center in the Main South neighborhood. He puts cash in the hands of the needy, then takes it back when they buy nips at his liquor store. when they get their welfare checks, he happily cashes them at his store next door, keeping a percentage of course. he'll happily accept gift cards for 60 cents on the dollar. So his business acumen surely qualifies him to be an expert in aviation. he's right that marketing the airport is poor at best. his circle of clients aren't aware of the new business flights. but then again they may be too busy trying to feed their family, then packing for their next business trip to NY. he did a great job single handedly getting AA to change their schedule. im sure masport had nothing to do with it behind the scenes (#stolenvalor)? Bill, massport, rectrix, American, Jetblue and oh ya, Delta dont need your help. why dont you refocus your efforts on wooing the Sox. im sure Pawtucket will appreciate your style.
commented on 2018-06-15 09:40:02
TIm: There is nothing on any of these posts that are "berating, humiliating or bullying". We are simply asking questions.
commented on 2018-06-15 10:11:57
Hey Tim, what are you some street lawyer? If you had any legal knowledge you would know that the ultimate defense to libel, slander and defamation of character is the truth. I read Bill’s posts and I don't feel any of them are factually wrong. Why didn't Rectrix wait until they got all the permits and required approvals from the FAA before they announced their flights. The reason is they have no clue what they're doing. Their PR skills are awful and they have poor management at the top.
commented on 2018-06-15 12:57:59
Like I said, come meet with me and my required FAA employees and ask us as many questions as you like. You will obtain answers that are nothing but the truth. But you refuse to do so. Why is that? Answer the question Bill.
commented on 2018-06-15 13:18:59
Ok Bill, I digress. Despite numerous people pointing out that you could be more kind (and others agreeing with your directness) and the head of Rectrix being obviously aggrivated with you, nothing I will ever say will convince you that it is unkind to say of Rectix "if Rectrix cant get any people to fly to the Cape without any competition, how do you expect them to fill this proposed flight against the new carriers we have?" We'll just have to agree to disagree. That's okay, that's what blogs are all about, exchanging of ideas. Based on your positive endorsement and a smidge of other comments on the blog, I guess Rectrix ought to just give up trying. I've been a fan of this website from day one and since I left the airport commission its been a great source of information. We dont need to agree on every point and we clearly dont. I was just trying to encourage you not to be so rough on Rectrix but they are in your cross hairs and you are never going to let up. In your predictions of their eminent failure and the utter uselessness of a flight to BWI (because as you suggest several other airlines are offering direct flights to BWI) I truly hope in this your are proven to be incorrect. I, for one, would love to take a family holiday to DC. But to the point i do agree with, the fare would need to be competitive. Truce Bill! Happy blogging.