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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 08:32 AM
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80. How would you change the industry if you could?
I think some options from regular people would help the discussion along.
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  -My airline story.....Don't fly American greenbriar  Apr-03-07 05:53 PM   #0 
  - Can you buy travel insurance in this country?  magellan   Apr-03-07 05:56 PM   #1 
  - Yes, but it may not cover a situation like this  latebloomer   Apr-03-07 08:22 PM   #51 
  - All airlines are the worst ever. It's a failing business, Greyhound buses with wings.  CLW   Apr-03-07 05:56 PM   #2 
  - I am a frequent flier  durtee librul   Apr-03-07 06:00 PM   #3 
  - "old and outdated"  musette_sf   Apr-03-07 06:54 PM   # 
  - Right, the taxpayers pay corporate welfare to the *executives* of  rec_report   Apr-03-07 06:19 PM   #13 
  - It was a lot better before 'deregulation'. The airlines are now run by the bean counters  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 06:31 PM   # 
  - How would you change the industry if you could?  AngryAmish   Apr-04-07 08:32 AM   #80 
  - I'm sorry  kirby   Apr-03-07 06:00 PM   #4 
  - Not to defend AA, all the airlines pretty much suck. If that happened to me  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 06:07 PM   #5 
  - we were at the airport 3 hours before flight  greenbriar   Apr-03-07 06:11 PM   #7 
  - Sorry for your problem. Maybe you should have planned on a day in Miami  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 06:17 PM   #10 
     - cruise line took care of us ...but...If I had wanted a 3 and 1/2 day cruise, that is what i  greenbriar   Apr-03-07 06:19 PM   #12 
        - When did this happen? Are you -on- the cruise right now?  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 06:21 PM   #16 
           - It was two weeks ago...we had a great shortened cruise  greenbriar   Apr-03-07 06:36 PM   #23 
              - do you realize what happened to the industry "a couple weeks ago?"  pitohui   Apr-03-07 08:22 PM   #52 
                 - American Airlines were shitty to us and there was no weather that affected our flight pattern  greenbriar   Apr-03-07 10:18 PM   #64 
                    - it ain't all about you, sigh  pitohui   Apr-03-07 10:47 PM   #67 
                    - Greenbriar, If American couldn't get the plane  donheld   Apr-04-07 06:36 AM   #74 
  - I with fly SouthWest, mostly because my husband who is a frequent flier with them, gets an  Blue State Native   Apr-03-07 07:33 PM   #41 
  - That is horrible Greenbriar. They should be accountable for that.  shance   Apr-03-07 06:10 PM   #6 
  - One of my nurses just had an awful  liberalnurse   Apr-03-07 06:12 PM   #8 
  - they told us it was weather...no weather between ICT and ST Louis  greenbriar   Apr-03-07 06:13 PM   #9 
  - You need to understand the system better  Marrah_G   Apr-04-07 07:51 AM   #77 
  - Well, sometimes they do break...like cars and computers.  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 06:19 PM   #11 
  - Can't they get another plane?  liberalnurse   Apr-03-07 06:20 PM   #14 
  - Planes aren't just lying around  Bluebear   Apr-03-07 06:22 PM   #17 
  - I guess so.....  liberalnurse   Apr-03-07 06:35 PM   #22 
  - they told us weather  greenbriar   Apr-03-07 06:23 PM   #18 
  - Usually that's possible, but you can't reasonably expect an airline to keep a 'spare'  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 06:48 PM   #31 
     - thought you weren't going to defend AA.....?  orleans   Apr-03-07 10:25 PM   #65 
        - I wasn't "defending" anybody, simply stating a fact that should be  karlrschneider   Apr-04-07 09:21 AM   #82 
  - that is not the point...they were lying and didn't care  greenbriar   Apr-03-07 06:21 PM   #15 
     - I just had BA lose our children's luggage at Heathrow and give us the run around for  poverlay   Apr-03-07 06:31 PM   #20 
     - Looks like they screwed up. What was the date and flight number?..  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 06:51 PM   #32 
  - That was awful???????????  michreject   Apr-04-07 09:50 AM   #84 
  - I'm not a big fan of AA either.  EOO   Apr-03-07 06:25 PM   #19 
  - You should have prayed the thunderstorms away.  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 06:54 PM   #33 
  - Um... this isn't the Rapture Ready boards.  EOO   Apr-03-07 07:45 PM   #45 
     - I get disoriented on these internets now and then. sorry.  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 07:58 PM   #46 
        - kind of what i was thinking, karl -- the whole country was disrupted, not just their cruise!  pitohui   Apr-03-07 08:19 PM   #49 
        - Yeah...one fact of life is this: shit happens. Some people want to be insulated from  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 08:24 PM   #53 
        - We've all been there at some point or another. It aint always the airline's fault.  EOO   Apr-04-07 01:25 AM   #72 
        - Why, I think they are doing just fine with their astrologers!  Hardrada   Apr-04-07 02:20 AM   #73 
  - oops  KG   Apr-03-07 07:22 PM   #38 
  - Airline travel is just a means to an end anymore  Hawaii Hiker   Apr-03-07 06:33 PM   #21 
  - They do care  Marrah_G   Apr-04-07 08:26 AM   #78 
  - It probably wasn't full enough to meet the profit margin of flying the plane  Little Wing   Apr-03-07 06:41 PM   #24 
  - Try working for one  Marrah_G   Apr-03-07 06:41 PM   #25 
  - 'Just be kind to the workers, they have a shitty job'  Bluebear   Apr-03-07 06:47 PM   #28 
  - Right on. You guys do have a tough job.  tjwash   Apr-03-07 08:38 PM   #55 
  - You should ask Peter Greenberg if you are entitled to any legal compensation  Beaverhausen   Apr-03-07 06:43 PM   #26 
  - That's terrible. My parents were told to get to their city of departure  Lex   Apr-03-07 06:46 PM   #27 
  - I'm so sorry....  renate   Apr-03-07 06:48 PM   #29 
  - I completely missed an ENTIRE cruise due to an airline  mainer   Apr-03-07 06:48 PM   #30 
  - ouch! Which airline?  K8-EEE   Apr-03-07 06:57 PM   #36 
     - US Air.  mainer   Apr-04-07 09:23 AM   #83 
  - k&r Because My Friend Had A Similar AA NIGHTMARE!  K8-EEE   Apr-03-07 06:56 PM   #34 
  - My favorite airline of all time is JAL.  Kelly Rupert   Apr-03-07 06:57 PM   #35 
  - JAL is one of the best. Qantas is another great one. Actually, most foreign carriers  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 07:17 PM   #37 
     - One caveat, though.  Kelly Rupert   Apr-03-07 07:25 PM   #40 
        - Yes, I should have allowed for the exceptions. Like the one you mentioned and  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 07:38 PM   #43 
        - I've flown on Aeroflot  Truthiness Inspector   Apr-03-07 08:44 PM   #56 
           - Wow, that's some scary stuff! Where was this?...inside Russia?  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 08:58 PM   #57 
              - That particular flight  Truthiness Inspector   Apr-03-07 09:00 PM   #59 
                 - Ah, okay. I would probably have picked a KLM flight.  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 09:32 PM   #60 
                    - I would have too, but...  Truthiness Inspector   Apr-03-07 09:44 PM   #61 
                       - Ohhh....,20 years ago, didn't know that.  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 10:01 PM   #62 
        - Or a Russian airline. Grim.  CLW   Apr-03-07 08:21 PM   #50 
  - along with bogus security procedures, this kinda thing pretty much sums up  KG   Apr-03-07 07:23 PM   #39 
  - I'm right with ya  EstimatedProphet   Apr-03-07 07:36 PM   #42 
  - WHO WANTS HIGH SPEED RAIL? See... France's successes...  CurtEastPoint   Apr-03-07 07:39 PM   #44 
  - Hell, I rode the Japanese 'Bullet' (Shinkansen) over 30 years ago, it was faster than a plane  karlrschneider   Apr-03-07 08:06 PM   #47 
  - Corrolary: NEVER TAKE A GREYHOUND!!!!  MLFerrell   Apr-03-07 08:17 PM   #48 
  - Oh no! I wish I had known you were taking a cruise.  cat_girl25   Apr-03-07 08:30 PM   #54 
  - I only fly with AA  Katzenkavalier   Apr-03-07 08:58 PM   #58 
  - I got news for you, it happens on every airline, you are not the first  ComerPerro   Apr-03-07 10:03 PM   #63 
  - I'm always amaze at people's "flight from hell" airline horror stories...  KzooDem   Apr-03-07 10:39 PM   #66 
  - there were hundreds of delayed/cancelled flights during that time frame  pitohui   Apr-03-07 10:55 PM   #68 
  - At least you didn't fall overboard.  lonestarnot   Apr-03-07 10:56 PM   #69 
  - Name any 'good' American Airline  JCMach1   Apr-03-07 11:42 PM   #70 
  - I hate American. Flew them a few weeks ago from Austin to Chicago...HORRIBLE  jeffrey_X   Apr-03-07 11:59 PM   #71 
  - Add that to NorthWest, US Air, United, Alaska, and AmericaWest,  greyhound1966   Apr-04-07 06:55 AM   #75 
  - Ain't deregulated capitalism grand? Thank Dog the airline executives  greyhound1966   Apr-04-07 07:06 AM   #76 
  - I think we should nationalize the airlines. I'm such a socialist.  mnhtnbb   Apr-04-07 08:29 AM   #79 
     - Uh yeah... nationalizing always improves service......  Marrah_G   Apr-04-07 08:36 AM   #81 
        - You think this is service? When was the last time you flew?  mnhtnbb   Apr-04-07 12:50 PM   #85 
 

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