All told, the world's airlines spend $7 billion-8 billion a year taxiing between passenger gates and the runway. [source]
Back from Vegas. Next: Detroit/Chicago.
While in Vegas, I finished reading Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff, the climax of which is set in Vegas, and partly in the hotel I was staying at. Of the four Ruff novels I've read this year (working my way through his oeuvre), Bad Monkeys is the singular dud.