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Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:21 am

If the A&E show airline hasn't convinced you that all courtesy and respect has been abandodned by the travelling public, this story may finally change your mind:

A Global services member was travelling on today's UA's SFO-PHL flight 88, full fare First class. He had an aisle seat, next to an O2 passenger who was seated in the window seat. Shortly after the fasten seat belt sign was turned off, our GS member decides to use the Lav. On returning to his seat he discovers that the O2 passenger is sitting in the his aisle seat. Everytime he tried to talk to the person they erupted in coughing fits. His attempts to slide past the passenger and take the window were met with the person leaning forward to BLOCK the way to the window. The F/A attemped to help but the passenger just coughed and ignored all attampt to talk.

The GS passengers was eventually forced to sit in Y. On landing we did our best to compensate him, refunding the fare difference and giving him a free UG cert. He was very nice about it. It seems he was just as shocked at the ignorant behavior of the O2 passenger as the F/A and CSRs. The kicker is that the O2 passenger paid roughly $200 round trip and used certs to upgrade.

Had I been the GS passenger I probably would have pinched off the guys O2 hose until he moved.

It is really unbelieveable what some people will do at an airport or on an airplane.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:24 am

Amazing what a .02 binder clip could have accomplished.
What an asshole.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:33 am

why the hell didn't he just push the 02 shmuck and get back to his seat? Why the HELL didn't hte FA and CSD do anything about this????

What the hell does O2 mean anyway?
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:36 am

What happened to the O2 passenger in the end?

I'm glad the UGS member was understanding toward the airline about the situation.
 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:39 am

What the hell does O2 mean anyway?

Oxygen. The passenger came aboard with an oxygen tank.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:42 am

Pffffffff, I would have cut the oxygen, smoke a cigar , and spray my aftershave around before returning to my seat............
 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:45 am

The nerve of some people! F*ck that guy and his O2.. If I had paid full fare for a First Class seat, you bet your ass I'm sitting in it. Coughing or gagging, your ass is still moving.  Pissed
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:51 am

Well it happened after the plane was in the air. And unless someone physically picked this jerk up, he wasn't moving, unless it was to block the entrance to the row. Not much the F/A could do. What could we do after the flight landed?
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:53 am

''What could we do after the flight landed?''

How about blacklist him? Or beat him up........  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:56 am

This just proves my point that there is no end to insanity, whether its in the air or on the ground.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:57 am

Yeah my response would have been to pinch off the O2. Then cause airplane pressure makes me gassy farted as I stuck my ass in his face attempting to sit in the window.

But I'm not a GS passenger in a buisness suit.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:59 am

I thought it was against the law to carry a o2 tank on a pressurized cabin...... isn't that how that Air Florida (?) crashed?

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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:59 am

Cheeky b*****d. If I'd been the GS guy, I would just have sat on him. If I can't get to my seat, then you just have to get as close as you can get, which is sitting on him. Fart on his lap a few times for good measure, and if that doesn't work, you could always try "accidentally" spilling coffee on them and doing a loud, Basil Fawlty style "whoops, sorry!!!". (This is my contingency plan for when some ignorant git refuses to get out of my reserved train seat - it does happen, fortunately it never has to me yet. I'll let you know how it works!)

Respect to the GS guy for being understanding, and UA for compensating him as they did.

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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:01 am

I'm surprised that the full fare First passenger went and had a seat in Y and he took it so well. I, on the other hand, would've moved the guy and taken my seat. SFO to PHL, that's like a 5.5 hour flight.. Right? To pay for First and have to sit in coach because of some dick? I don't think so..
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:03 am

I don't understand what the cabin crew were doing in all this.

If the 02 passenger didn't want to talk, can't he be forcefully removed from the seat?

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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:03 am

Not carried on he paid for the airline to supply O2
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:04 am

well, that sucks, but its not unbelievable, ive seen worse happen on an airplane much worse lol...
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:09 am

He obviously ignored crew member instructions.... least that could have been done was have the police meet the guy.
 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:13 am

I agree that the GS passenger handled it well. That said, I'm very surprised that the FA's weren't able to budge the o2 passenger with a "Sir, if you don't return to your seat, we're going to have to divert, and offload you for not obeying the orders of a uniformed crewmember."

Sure, they might not follow through, but usually the threat is enough -- no one wants to be stuck in Omaha sitting on the side of the runway.  Smile

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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:17 am

>>>I thought it was against the law to carry a o2 tank on a pressurized cabin...... isn't that how that Air Florida (?) crashed?

If you're thinking of Air Florida 90, no, oxygen tanks had zippo to do with it.

If you're thinking of Valujet 592 (which did crash in the Everglades, in Florida) an oxygen tank -in the cabin- wasn't the problem. The problem was with oxygen-generating cannisters that were improperly shipped in the cargo bin without protective end caps to preclude being accidently activated. Once triggered, these cannisters generate oxygen, but also alot of heat (due to the chemical process that generates the oxygen as a by-product), and that's what started the fire...

Back to the subject of the thread, some airlines do permit passenger-supplied oxygen onboard, and some do not...

As far as the O2 pax's actions, yes, they were rude, insenitive, and totally without class, but then again, so too are the folks who advocate shoving the guy or pinching off his O2 supply. I suspect maybe the O2 pax was counting upon other folks pitying him and not challenging his actions. Maybe this is why the F/As didn't take issue with it inflight, although they certainly could have.

Make no mistake, the pax did behave badly, but having seen what 40 years of smoking and the resultant COPD did to my late Dad's ability to simply breathe (which I think we all take for granted), I halfway understand the pax's actions, while not agreeing with them...



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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:23 am

Pardon my ignorance (pun not intended!), but what is a Global Services (GS)passenger?
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:25 am

"As far as the O2 pax's actions, yes, they were rude, insenitive, and totally without class, but then again, so too are the folks who advocate shoving the guy or pinching off his O2 supply."

If the O2 guy didn't have the decency to ask if he could swap seats, didn't have the decency to even allow the GS guy to get past and take the window seat, and didn't even have the manners to listen when he was being spoken to, why should anyone show him any decency and respect? I agree that the F/As should have done more, including threatening to divert the flight. But in the absence of that, I am totally with the folks who advocate shoving the guy or pinching off his O2 supply. He would have got exactly what he deserved.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:28 am

OPNLguy,

I was kidding about pinching the hose. Maybe I would have just farted as I forced my way past the person.

Seriously, there is nothing, NOTHING to excuse taking 2 F CLASS Seats. Its not like he needed the other one. He didn't pay for extra room. Hell, he didn't pay to be in F.

Kudos, to the GS memeber who displayed the emotional maturity lacking in the ingrate who stole his seat and the one next to him.

But God man, my GrandFather died of lung cancer from asbestos and COPD. Dispite his suffering, he would never in a million years have done what this guy did.

This miserable wretch ought to just die and leave the rest of us alone. Of course in the cemetary he just may want two plots.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:33 am

Pardon my ignorance (pun not intended!), but what is a Global Services (GS)passenger?

United's best customers. United Global Services is invitation only, given to United's customers of any elite level based on revenue contributed to the company. Basically puts them top priority over anybody else for things like upgrades, standby, etc. It's not part of the MileagePlus program I believe. It replaces the Special Services/VIP program. The exact threshold required for membership is not public knowledge... they evaluate the accounts yearly though.
 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:34 am

"no one wants to be stuck in Omaha sitting on the side of the runway. "

HEY!! Omaha is likely the best place in the middle of the US to get stuck! Now... Des Moines kinda sucks.

As for what to do with him... you guys still have his credit card info? Pull a Southwest move and charge him for 2 seats!
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:35 am

Don't pinch off the O2 hose! That'd be stupid!


































Turn down the regulator AND pinch it off.  Smile
 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:37 am

>>>I am totally with the folks who advocate shoving the guy or pinching off his O2 supply. He would have got exactly what he deserved.

Quite possibly, a respiratory and/or cardiac arrest, the diversion of the flight, etc. etc.

I'm not saying that I condoned the guy's actions. What I'm suggesting is that the same lack of civility that some here are citing the pax for is being demonstrated by those advocating treating the pax (still a Customer, and still a human being) inappropriately. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Like I said, I halfway feel sorry for him due to his condition, but don't don't in the sense that he may have "used" it to get his way. In the absence of the FAs stepping in (using the proverbial "interference with a flightcrew member" threat to comply (or else), I (as a passenger) wouldn't have made a big deal of it, and turned the other cheek. The O2 guy is already suffering a fate worse than I am (or hopefully will be)--why not take the high road?

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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:43 am

..."why not take the high road"...

..and ask the full fare First Class passenger if you could switch seats with him. Allow him to sit in a First Class seat that was HIS. Why did the 'O2' passenger need 2 First seats anyway? The O2 passenger was the one needing to take this 'high road'..
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:44 am

In my opinion there is much more that the flight crew could have done. First of all they could have told the O2 passenger to return to his assigned seat. This could have been done nicely yet firmly. If he refused then this is what we now call a Level 2 security event. A "level 2" calls for specific actions to be taken.
In the end hats off to the other passenger for not making a scene and taking care of it on the ground. This story shows the difference from the bus crowd and the decent passengers.
 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:45 am

I can't believe what the O2 guy did!  Nuts

However, I really respect the GS guy for not getting outwardly angry and being so polite about everything. That really says something about his character.

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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:53 am

>>>The O2 passenger was the one needing to take this 'high road'..

True, but he didn't...and that puts the choices of how to react back on everyone else...

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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:13 am

If you really look at it the GS didnt have any other choice. if he hit him in any way that can be considered assault and even if he did make a scene some people migh say somethin to UA. also how can you sit next to someone who ud had to fight with to get in your seat. rest assured that UA will compenase for his trip(if he needs it)
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:36 am

While it was unquestionably wrong for the passenger on oxygen to insist on taking both seats, anyone who suggests pinching his oxygen cord is a muderous sadist. Persons on oxygen are frequently ill, and the gentleman could have been delirious. I applaud the restraint and respect of the Global Services Member and can truly say he deserved to earn his status. I also applaud United's quick compensation of him once he arrived.

However, I'd dare to suggest it's hypocritical to complain about the passenger-on-oxygens actions when in the same breath you suggest pinching his oxygen cord. Is there no respect for human life on these forums? I must say, an interest in aviation truly reaches an obsessive and dangerous level when you place more value in the right of the global services passenger to have a first class seat than you do on the right of the other passenger to breathe.

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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:14 pm

I was on a Delta flight with my mom (im 15) back when i was around 8. There was this bitchy lady ... we barely got on the flight and she had the aisle seat... i was extremely sick and this lady would not move her legs so i would have to jump over her to get ot lav. My mom finally went to Lav and the lady wouldnt budge... so my mom went and just stomped on her foot... she was in them sharp high heels women like to wear... the lady clinched... didnt help that much. So finally i kind of understood my mom... and i had that throwing up feeling coming and tried to rush to lav and the lady wouldnt move her legs... so blaaaaaaaahhhh all over her. All i can say is.. she moved her legs the next time.
 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:25 pm

Thats the way to do it.........Get er done, get er done...
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:34 pm

First off, I congratulate the GS passenger for his patience and first class attitude toward this piece of tube steak hogging the seats. Compensation on the ground was the right thing to do. However, I feel as others have stated; in a professional but firm manner inform this churl that he has one chance to get his crippled ass up and change seats. Its like what part of English don't you understand. Then inform him one time that upon arrival at <PHL> he will be met by the . And, unless he changed his ways within a few minutes, back it up by having police right at the jetway. Trust me, if this idiot still does not get it then he should be carted off to the funny farm. I'd love to see this schmucks face after he delayed an entire plane of crew and passengers. And then being escorted out by the law. He can cough, hurl and gurgle in front of some big convicts in the state hotel.  Pissed
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:44 pm

The real person with "class" shows in this story. As I have none, I'd have been sitting in the window seat in seconds. It's not real hard to move someone hooked to a tank.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:10 pm

Again, I can't believe the lack of sensitivity here. The gentleman was probably delirious due to the O2 tank, the Global Services member recognized this and put up with the flight in Coach, and was deservedly compensated by United upon arrival. End of story.

If the passenger who grabbed his seat had been healthy, that would be an entirely different matter. I'd argue however that anyone who would pinch the oxygen cord of a sick passenger in-flight should be banned permanently from the airways.

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Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:31 pm

Surely you do not mean me WGW2707. I never said anything about pinching off an O2 supply, or using any force. The man would have moved because I made it very plain that I intended to sit in the seat I paid for. And if he chose to try to block me, I'd gently move him back so I could pass.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:55 pm

anyone who advocates violence here should have his head screwed on tight.
But anyone who says the passenger on O2 was in his right or exsusable should also have his head examined...

He took a seat that he hadn't paid for, obstructed another passenger from taking a seat that passenger (a longterm customer of the airline though that doesn't matter one bit but explains in part the way that other passenger reacted) HAD paid for, AND refused to follow crew instructions.
Crew should have diverted and called in the police to take the errant passenger off the aircraft, than blacklist the person permanently.
Sending him a bill for the cost incurred would also be a logical action (taking an extra seat plus landing, parking and fuel fees, and possibly reimbursement of passengers being delayed due to the diversion would run up to something the errant passenger would never forget).
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Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:51 pm

The American with Disabilities Act states if a passenger requires an extra assistance in order to be accomodated for the purposes of transportation, that passenger or responsible party to the passenger must provide a physicians release stating the passengers ability to travel. In cases were the passenger must bring on oxygen, or requires for comfortable travel that oxygen be provided a physicians release also required. The passenger must be able to operate equipment or give instruction for proper operation of such equipment. If the passenger cannot meet the requirements for maintenance or operation of needed equipment then passenger must travel with attendant familiar with equipment operation and maintenance. If said equipment is provided by the transportation carrier to meet acceptance requirements to allow transportation of passenger carrier assumes responsibility of passengers needs for such equipment. Carriers are allowed the option to require further medical certification prior to departure as to care required in regards to transport. Carrier is reserved the right to refusal if accomodation can not be provided due to air carrier restrictions on Hazardous material regulations.
What this means is if United provided the oxygen United has the right to take it away. As a flight attendant I know there is a lot of opportunist passengers out there. This person certainly fits the profile. I can as a flight attendant try to talk to the passenger. If they choose to ignore me I have to assume they were not properly screened prior to departure because they either are trying to pull a fast one or they legitimately need more care than I can legely provide! When I say legaly I mean except for emergency care I can't touch them. This person was lucid and understood exactly what was going on. Else why would they cough and hack when I need their attention. If they truly were mentaly handicapped they should have had an attendant, or at the minimum, the pursor should have been provided care instructions because the passenger may not be responsible to there actions due to incapacity.
In the end, don't be fooled. If the pax really has problems we know about them. If they act like they do there are other methods. It's not cruel, it's business, just like it's this pax's business to get benefits from misplaced sympathy and abusement of benefits afforded to people who are truly in need. Shame on that pax!
 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:12 pm

The O2 pax needs to be banned from the airline but pinching his tube is, as others have said, barbaric. Why lower yourselves to his level, or worse?

The GS pax did the right thing. If you get worked up over every moron in the world you'll have a pretty sad life. I admire his restraint.



Slightly OT but case in point of people who get worked up over little things. In our apt building there has been renovation work going on in the pad above us. From 9 to 6 every day, banging, drilling, sawing, general mayhem. I work from home but I just switch it off. Yesterday morning the door phone rings.
Me: "Hello?"
Irate Voice: "Who is banging?"
M: "I don't know sir, but it isn't me."
IV: "Which apt is this?`"
M: "Which number did you press?"
IV: "What floor is this?"
M: "Sir, with that tone of voice I'm certainly not telling you."
IV: "Can't you hear the banging? I live next door and it's driving me crazy."
M: "I can hear it fine, Sir, but I work from home and it doesn't bother me."

This went on for a while. I would hang up and he would ring again. It was pretty obvious that he was ringing all the flats at the same time. He was working up a real head of steam, and I was having fun seeing how far I could push this guy. Finally:
IV: "What the f**k are you, American?" (I'm not but Englishmen frequently think my accent is, not that it matters)
M: "What?"
IV: "F**king Americans, we don't wan't your kind here, you f**king c**t!"
M: "That's not very nice."

And that's when he hung up. Nice fellow, hope to speak to him again soon. Such fun riling him up.


My moral with this story is that I was living in the same building and the noise was not bothering me. If I had let something like that bother me, I would have gone insane and become a grumpy old man like that guy.

So as I said, the GS guy showed admirable restraint and should be applauded for not throwing a hissy fit, no matter how justified.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:30 pm

What an idiot!!! Wheres the Federal Air Marshals when you need them?? Diverting to Omaha or Des Moines would be a wonderful idea...once the plane lands, the O2 pax can deplane himself for being unruly and plain stupid.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:11 pm

OK, I agree that pinching the O2 supply would be a bit extreme, and I apologise for venting my frustration by suggesting that it would be acceptable. It just really gets to me when you see people behave like that and get away with it, especially when those with the power to do something about it (i.e. the F/As, and even the Captain) could do a lot more to sort it out.

But I certainly wouldn't give up trying to make the flight as uncomfortable for him as possible - not by "barbaric" means. The best thing to do would be, as Starlionblue did to the Irate Voice, try to subtly irritate him as much as possible.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:17 pm

If the FA told the jerk to move and he didn't do it, wouldn't that be a case of failure to obey a flight crew member's instruction? He should be in jail now, contemplating his gross stupidity.

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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:18 pm

I would probably have had a similar rudeness attack. Maybe it's because I'm a minority group member who sees a lot of stupid behaviors, but this crew would have had to land the plane and remove my foot from the O2 guy.  Laugh out loud

 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:29 pm

It's hard to control your emotions. If I had been face to face with Irate Voice, I would probably have lost my temper. And regretted it...

But I agree that Mr O2 should have been at least charged.
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:29 pm

I would have accidently turned off his 02 tank. And then if he said anything, I would have told him, "if I hear even one peep, I am going to gut you like a fish." If he flinched I would have told him, "One more fidget out of you, and I am going to make your family watch as I set fire to your hair, and wrap your 02 cord around your neck." Then as an added bonus I would have said, "You tell anyone what I told I am going to open this door and toss you out. I hope you packed a parachute!"

Ah, who I am kidding, I probably would have sat in the coach seat and sulked...
Keep on truckin'...
 
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:43 pm

Congrats to the GS guy, he probably has more moral values than a First Class Seat.
Ok my friend, U wanna set here, go for it, enjoy while U take your miserable life togheter with your O2, no problems, as soon as we land I´ll take my healthy body and take a nice women for a nice dinner, while U´ll get you sorry butt and run to a hospital to get a new O2.
By the way, what´s the felling of can´t do anything, just like smoke a cigarrte, a beer or even laying in bed with a women without felling U gonna die?!?!

All the best O2 friend  Big thumbs up
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RE: Passenger Ignorance Reaches New Low

Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:13 pm

While I agree with the posts, re: pinch off the O2 (which certainly would have been my gut reaction) it would have just escalated the difficulty. Attempting to be rational with an irrational person, especially in the confines of an aircraft, never works. Sounds like the GS passenger and UAL handled the situation as well as possible. It never ceases to amaze me how some people feel their rights are far more important that any one else's!

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