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Another snow and Ice storm another screwed up airline.
Old 03-18-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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Another snow and Ice storm another screwed up airline.

Usairway, now looks like jet Blue.

http://www.yahoo.com/s/135782/*http:...randed_flights


The link does not work but over 100,000 are still stuck in their system at now day 3 since the storm.

The airlines in america are broken.

like a whole lot else.
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Re: Another snow and Ice storm another screwed up airline.
Old 03-18-2007, 08:33 PM   #2
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Re: Another snow and Ice storm another screwed up airline.

All the quality gurus have reengineered all the slack out of the system to make American industry very efficient. The downside of efficiency is when something goes wrong there is nothing to fall back on.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:41 PM   #3
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Re: Another snow and Ice storm another screwed up airline.

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All the quality gurus have reengineered all the slack out of the system to make American industry very efficient. The downside of efficiency is when something goes wrong there is nothing to fall back on.
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Like when a tree knocks down a power line in Ohio and 1/2 the country has a blackout??
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:49 PM   #4
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Re: Another snow and Ice storm another screwed up airline.

And how much are these airlines going to pay me to fly on their planes?? Oooooh, I have to pay them?! RIGHT!!! Like that will happen!!!

I'll stick with ground travel. It takes longer....or maybe not....but who's in a hurry?! Not me!! Ever seen a herd of bison or elk from 38,000 feet?? Me neither! But I've seen 'em from my car! Even had to wait while the cowboys drove a herd of cattle across the highway once, but I was in NO hurry!!!

I like Amtrak, private motor coach, and MY car!!! Used to LOVE to fly!!! But no longer....too many hassles! I'd rather sit and wait out a cattle drive, than sit stuck in some airport!!! And weather isn't a problem...I'll detour around bad weather, wait it out, or just reschedule.

I ain't in NO hurry! Probably one of the greatest....and (IMHO) most overlooked benefits of ER
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Re: Another snow and Ice storm another screwed up airline.

Where's global warming when we need it?
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Re: Another snow and Ice storm another screwed up airline.


Saw this, maybe apochryphal:

Woman Dies on Flight, Gets Upgraded

Reuters

LONDON (March 19) -- A passenger in first class woke up to a shock when he
found himself sitting near a corpse on a British Airways flight, British
newspapers reported on Monday.

Paul Trinder , 54, said cabin crew moved the body of the elderly woman from
the economy section where she had died after take-off, the Mirror and Sun
tabloids said.

"The corpse was strapped into the seat but because of turbulence it kept
slipping down on to the floor," Trinder , a businessman, was quoted as saying.
"It was horrific. The body had to be wedged in place with lots of pillows."

The woman's daughter was also upgraded and spent the rest of the nine-hour
flight from Delhi to London grieving next to her dead mother, the Sun
reported.

The Guardian newspaper said the incident happened last week.

British Airways has apologised for any distress suffered, according to the
reports. The Mirror quoted BA as saying: "We apologize, but our crew were
working in difficult circumstances and chose the option they thought would cause


least disruption."



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