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Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 17:24
by nicole
Also, preferences for nonwindow seats are incorrect.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 17:25
by Warren
nicole wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:24
Also, preferences for nonwindow seats are incorrect.
IDKWTSTT jadanicole.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 17:26
by JasonL
Wife feels same way. Likes head rest. Me nope aisle all day. I want to get up when I want and also do little leg mobility things.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 17:32
by Mo
nicole wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:22
Warren wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:07
nicole wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 16:32
Her whole thing was she had paid for extra leg room because she's tall and that's what she lost out on. She was especially miffed because the lady who got her seat was short.
Then she must have been moved from aisle to window. Or else it's some kind of 1st class seating arrangement I haven't seen before.
It's some economy plus shit. She wasn't even trying to fly first class.
It wasn't even economy plus, it was the preferred seats. I guess her books aren't selling that well.
Jennifer wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 16:39
I don't blame her for being annoyed if she paid extra for a particular seat and did not get it, but tweeting out a picture of the family who WAS seated there is beyond the pale, IMO.
It's annoying, but suck it up. Last week I was flying and lost my aisle seat in one of those tiny regional jets so a woman could sit next to her son, I ended up getting a window next to a guy with bad BO who was too big to allow the armrest to go down all the way. All I did in relatiation was piss and moan in texts to my wife, as god intended.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 17:34
by Jennifer
Mo wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:32
nicole wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:22
Warren wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:07
nicole wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 16:32
Her whole thing was she had paid for extra leg room because she's tall and that's what she lost out on. She was especially miffed because the lady who got her seat was short.
Then she must have been moved from aisle to window. Or else it's some kind of 1st class seating arrangement I haven't seen before.
It's some economy plus shit. She wasn't even trying to fly first class.
It wasn't even economy plus, it was the preferred seats. I guess her books aren't selling that well.
Jennifer wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 16:39
I don't blame her for being annoyed if she paid extra for a particular seat and did not get it, but tweeting out a picture of the family who WAS seated there is beyond the pale, IMO.
It's annoying, but suck it up. Last week I was flying and lost my aisle seat in one of those tiny regional jets so a woman could sit next to her son, I ended up getting a window next to a guy with bad BO who was too big to allow the armrest to go down all the way. All I did in relatiation was piss and moan in texts to my wife, as god intended.
If you paid extra for a particular seat, I don't agree that "suck it up" is the proper response to an airline once again deciding "Oops, sorry, we can't possibly be expected to uphold our end of the bargain." Which is why I said; I don't blame her for being annoyed at Delta, but I do blame her for taking out her ire on the family whose photo she tweeted.

Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 17:37
by JasonL
Piss and moan to wife is proportionate to rando please switch. If I had the assignment and they botched I'd mention it to delta. If you wait till the survey comes and do it then you will get little presents and sometimes bonus miles.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 17:38
by Aresen
nicole wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:24
Also, preferences for nonwindow seats are incorrect.
Team nicole. (I think.)

I still like to look out the plane window. And I having the side of the plane to rest my head against when I sleep (those little 'supports' on the back of the seat are useless).

Also, a window seat means that there is nobody on at least one side of you. (Aisle seats do not count because you never know when someone's ass or gut is going to be in your face while they paw through the overhead bin.)

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 17:47
by nicole
Aresen wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:38
nicole wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:24
Also, preferences for nonwindow seats are incorrect.
Team nicole. (I think.)

I still like to look out the plane window. And I having the side of the plane to rest my head against when I sleep (those little 'supports' on the back of the seat are useless).

Also, a window seat means that there is nobody on at least one side of you. (Aisle seats do not count because you never know when someone's ass or gut is going to be in your face while they paw through the overhead bin.)
Aresen gets it. The window seat is the best spot for cowering away from other bodies.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 17:58
by Mo
Fwiw, I would pay extra to inconvenience Ann Coulter.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 18:02
by Aresen
Mo wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:58
Fwiw, I would pay extra to inconvenience Ann Coulter.
I would definitely contribute to that Gofundme.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 18:46
by thoreau
Aresen wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 18:02
Mo wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 17:58
Fwiw, I would pay extra to inconvenience Ann Coulter.
I would definitely contribute to that Gofundme.
I'm in.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 19:08
by Kolohe
US flagged air carrier vs Ann Coulter is a Alien V Predator, Nazis V Commies, Cowboys V Eagles thing for me.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 19:41
by Highway
I wouldn't mind getting anything but the middle seat, but my wife always wants to be next to me, and she always wants window seat, so I always get middle, because we only ever fly Southwest's 737s, and because putting her in the middle is nowhere near worth the fallout from that. BTW, window seat sucks for 6'2" 250+ pounds, but the middle seat sucks just as much, and at least you can look out the damn window.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 20:24
by dhex
i live the aisle life on southwest when i can't grab one of those awesome window seats with no seats in front of it seats in the middle of the plane.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 18 Jul 2017, 12:34
by Sandy
The article I read said she moved from window to aisle in the same row, so she wasn't missing out on leg room. I'd have had some sympathy otherwise (though dragging the other customers into it--team Jennifer). So she's being a cunty dick of an asshole, or as it's known in her world, a day that ends in -y.

Seat preference: daytime flight over likely cloudless terrain or short flight: window seat. Nighttime or over cloudy terrain (east of the Mississippi or point to point in Europe): aisle seat.

I like to see, but I really like being able to get up to pee without bugging anybody, and the leg room is often better in the aisle.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 18 Jul 2017, 12:50
by Fin Fang Foom
When you read about a giant man ripping the jaw off of a 90-lb septuagenarian sitting in the exit row, that's me.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 19 Jul 2017, 19:20
by Jennifer
Fox sports commentator Clay Travis complained that Delta wouldn't let his family fly -- just because his kid had head lice.

http://deadspin.com/bearded-baby-clay-t ... 1797063660

Bonus: the man who believed his literally lousy kid should be allowed to bring contagious vermin onto a plane did not side with David Dao when United Airlines forcibly dragged him off the plane, because:
That’s why I find this doctor to be the true villain in this story. He doesn’t own his seat, he doesn’t have a legal right to dispute his eviction, airlines have the right to kick people off their planes and refund their money when they decide to do so at their discretion. You agree to that when you buy the ticket. If you don’t want to give up that right you can drive or walk instead. Here is what you agree to when you purchase a ticket to fly on an airline in the United States. Of course, most people don’t actually read the fine print on their tickets. But your ignorance of the contract you’ve agreed to is no defense.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 15:51
by nicole
Chicago has fired two cops for their roles in the David Dao dragging incident: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... story.html

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 20:45
by the innominate one
nicole wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 15:51
Chicago has fired two cops for their roles in the David Dao dragging incident: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... story.html
Good. They should have been fired. They should count themselves lucky if Dr. Dao doesn't sue them. (Minor correction: technically, they're not cops, seemingly.)

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 27 Oct 2017, 18:43
by dbcooper
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Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 27 Oct 2017, 19:37
by Warren
Yes. Yes they are.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 11:06
by Dangerman
My GF's father got certified on the A380-800, and he's flying some high-status routes now: NY-London, USA-Buenos Aires, and I guess some Trans-Pacific routes as well. He also showed me video of him training and flying a gyrocopter!

Very cool, but I'm bummed that 19 of our Good Friends the Saudis made sure that I'll never get to visit the cockpit and get some plastic wings to take home with me.

I'm told they have one Primary and one Junior (backup) pilot, who only do takeoff and landing, and a third pilot who supervises the autopilot in flight while the other two sleep or handle radio stuff or I don't know.

"12 hours, bottle to throttle!" is a real, and religiously observed, practice. Observed in the way children count the minutes until Lent is over, from what I can tell. These dudes are pretty stressed, and any indication of mental health problems (like, oh, seeking help!) means you're grounded, so pilots have to have 'black market" psych connections where they can ask "about my friend who's depressed/anxious" without it going on their record. That's fucking terrifying.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 20:42
by Warren
Dangerman wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 11:06
"12 hours, bottle to throttle!" is a real, and religiously observed, practice. Observed in the way children count the minutes until Lent is over, from what I can tell. These dudes are pretty stressed, and any indication of mental health problems (like, oh, seeking help!) means you're grounded, so pilots have to have 'black market" psych connections where they can ask "about my friend who's depressed/anxious" without it going on their record. That's fucking terrifying.
A little dated, but yeah, absolutely terrifying.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 08:45
by nicole
Now now. Only 15 of the hijackers were our Saudi friends.

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 09:39
by Warren
Warren wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 20:42
A little dated, but yeah, absolutely terrifying.
ACK! I forgot to include the link :oops: