L1011 in the forums told me personally that he would have flown Valujet ANYTIME. He loved it. Just ask him yourself. As for me... If they would have been flying from anywhere near me at the time, You can bet your a** I would have been on them. I think they provided good service.
If you guys visit http://www.flight592.com
you will find a webmaster who mourns the deaths (As do I) but takes the s*** a little too far on blaming people. I think this webmaster was one of the press members who likes to vent his anger a little too much. He even told me personally he is not a family member, but wants the public to know something. This guy is a total a**hole, and after I emailed him asking him to take off the obscenity, he snapped back at me... Some of the obscenitys are listed below...
Lies and Bashes found on the www.flight592.com website:
1. Because the name was damaged beyond repair, ValuJet acquires AirTran Airlines and a new name. In related stories, OJ Simpson and Charles Manson attempt to change their names also.
2. Despite open criminal investigations, Jordan celebrates the FAA's return of ValuJet's operating certificate. It was as if Jordan had thrown a beer bash to celebrate the return of his rescinded driver's license after a drunk driving conviction. -z-
3. Jordan throws a pathetic return to service celebration.
4. By naming oxygen generators as the cause of the fire, this allowed the NTSB to shift some of the blame to SabreTech, ValuJet's subcontractor. It has long been the mandate of the FAA to promote aviation, and by this action, regulators gave ValuJet a target to deflect blame away from them, thereby appearing to reduce their ultimate responsibility. The ValuJet spin machine took over from there, and now a significant percentage of the flying public actually believe that SabreTech placed the oxygen generators on the plane, and that ValuJet was simply a victim in this horrid affair. Regardless, it is an incontrovertable fact that ValuJet ordered SabreTech to return the oxygen generators to them, and ValuJet ramp agents loaded the oxygen generators on board Flight 592.
All of these and more can be found on this link