Leading Off (12/9/13)

Icepocalypose, the Chanel Show and the Long-awaited Airline Merger

Dallas Still Battling Icepocalypse. Some 14,000 are without power this morning, Dallas ISD is closed for another day, and roads remain dicey. But there’s good news, too. The brief Sunday temperature increase enabled DART to get some trains up and running this morning. These eager runners ran a marathon anyway. And just be happy you’re not on this highway in Parker County. But please be safe out there.

The Chanel Show Must Go On. The valet parker at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel asked me yesterday if I was there for Chanel (I wasn’t), but that must mean folks are starting to appear for Tuesday’s show at Fair Park. And buzz is building in the Twitterverse, as StyleSheet reports. Let’s just hope everyone can catch a flight in. I’d hate for all of these celebs to not see Dallas in its ice-covered glory.

American Airlines and US Airways Set to Merge Today. There was one last effort to block the merger over the weekend, but the Supreme Court rejected the attempt. Now, the two airlines will become one. And not just any one. But the LARGEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD. The first bit of changes will happen in January as frequent fliers will be able to use miles on both airlines, but other than that, things will look pretty much the same until 2015 when the FAA gives the airline a single operating certificate.

Oh, One More Thing: GO BEARS. Rogers and I still don’t have a wager, but I suspect that will be determined today. Or maybe he’ll forget about it and we can just watch the game separately and in peace. Right.


  • Lew Patton

    Dear Christina,
    Please either support the Cowboys, or move to Chicago. We Cowboys fans have to deal with so much, even Jerry jones. We don’t need someone new here slinging crap when we open the paper (computer) up first thing with such crap as a rant about the competition. Go home.

    • BradfordPearson

      Helpful as always, Lew.

  • Lew Patton

    You betcha Brad. Got another job yet?

  • Avid Reader

    Lew, Have you ever seen Empire Records? You are somewhat of a “Warren” character. Seems like you whine about the folks at D incessantly because you want to be one of the folks at D so very bad.

  • Lew Patton

    No Avid Reader, but I tell you what I am, a reader who uses his real name in posts, and I’m not an employee of D Magazine hiding behind a fake name…be bold, come on out and show yourself if you are so bold….