Malaysia did not "gave" Singapore independence, Singapore was literally kicked out of the federation, and has no choice but to be an independent state. Little to they know that Singapore would develop into the economic force that it is today, while Malaysia is...well, Malaysia with their ...Jump to post
Never understood why the British did not push for Hong Kong independence. As Singapore has shown, a city state can be very viable. As a matter of fact, they did almost the exact same thing to Singapore when Malaysia was founded - where Singapore was to be a state in the federation. It was the Malay...Jump to post
The company is cheating you when they don't allow you to fly a segment for which you have already paid! Why can't I cheat the company? I repeat: they were the ones to set the price. I accepted and paid. If it was too cheap, how can I be responsible? Yeah, but don't forget that a ticket is also a bi...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:Actually I just learned Chevrolet is leaving Europe, not enough sales to justify adapting the cars to our market. Too bad.
AEROFAN wrote:You won't need to do that with a hotel. A hotel or any other business would sell their product at the lower rate. Only the airline industry has made a living on predatory pricing and policies.
Back to the example of the ASU-EZE-FCO-EZE-ASU route, that costed much less than the EZE-FCO-EZE route. Isn't it weird that 4 segments cost less than 2 segments? Sure it is. Am I the one who decided that? No. Am I the one who forced them to change prices so flying out of ASU has less taxes and less...Jump to post
Some years ago, I checked that the EZE-FCO-EZE flight in AR costed 1500U$S while the ASU-EZE-FCO-EZE-ASU costed 800U$S. So what to do? Easy. Buy a one way ticket to ASU, fly from there to EZE, enjoy Rome, and when you land back in EZE, just leave the airport and loose the second segment. "hidd...Jump to post
They are not paying less. When you factor in all off the restrictions, they are paying the same or even more because they are receiving less for an immaterial price differential. They are paying less. Yes there are restrictions, but what if they don't need luggage or the need to change flights etc ...Jump to post
That’s the thing. They aren’t paying less. They are paying the same for less. What is my incentive to purchase AA BE vs. NK, F9, or G4? They're paying less to fly AA. It may not be less than NK, F9 or G4, but it's still less than the normal price on AA. And the advantage of AA BE over NK, F9 or G4 ...Jump to post
This is 100% American's fault. If he called in and said he needed to change his flight and they told him he couldn't on that ticket and would have to buy a new ticket, which he did to Dallas, the agent should have told him his entire itinerary would cancel and he would not be able to use his Dallas...Jump to post
I fail to understand why material rules different for each fare should be fully and fairly disclosed while material rules applicable to all fares should be hidden in dense legalese and tiny print. I believe all material rules should be fully and fairly disclosed. I believe that the commerce in gene...Jump to post
I'm talking about full and fair disclosure, which goes to the materiality of the fact to the purchase decision rather than scope of applicability. What justifies full and fair disclosure of those two contractual provisions while hiding no-show provisions in dense legalese and tiny print? Because re...Jump to post
Although I agree that AA can establish and implement no-show policies, I believe those policies should be fully and fairly disclosed. For example, the refundability of purchases and ability to change flights is fully and fairly disclosed (see my post on Orbitz). What justifies full and fair disclos...Jump to post
Otherwise, start paying more. That will solve the issue. Do you think you are paying little? After you add all the "add ons" in Subway, your sandwich certainly cost a hundred bucks. Do you think we are paying cheap? A return flight, LAX-MIA, is over 500U$S. That's a lot of money, for a ec...Jump to post
OK, maybe I wasn't clear: AA and the pax sealed the deal. Regardless the product sold, regardless if they could have gotten more or less money, a contract was signed and will be executed. AA cannot come back and say "but I could have gotten more money for it"; great for you, but you agree...Jump to post
Guess what? AA sold the seat at a mutually agreed upon prices; both parties agreed that the price did fit their expectations. If the buyer found a cheaper flight and started whining about it, too bad so sad; if the seller could have found a pax willing to pay more and started whining about that, to...Jump to post
IMO it’s entirely inappropriate to bash American Airlines in the media and in a public forum, when the root cause of all of this is this individuals personal procrastination. It’s a fabulous example of cause and effect and avoidance of personal responsibility and accountability. Well that's freedom...Jump to post
wait, what? he PAID for the seat. on the airline's flight, based on their system. so because he PAID for a seat, but didn't use it, that hurts the airline by not letting them sell the seat, that he PAID for, to someone else? how will they recover WHAT revenue? he PAID for it- generally, I equate PA...Jump to post
Excuse me, but that's an absurd point of view to adopt. I'm not advocating or pushing anything that isn't a 100% perfectly normal activity. You, on the other hand, seem to have moral issues and wish to curtail that activity. If your morality or modesty prevents you from feeling comfortable around a...Jump to post
Is this a US thing? I have removed the first leg on both Norwegian and BA on a return ticket within Europe without problems. In the Norwegian case I just called and told them that I will not take the outgoing flight, so you can sell that seat to someone else. In the BA case the outgoing flight was ...Jump to post
Actually Iberia has already been paid for the ticket by the person who bought the VLC-MAD-EZE flight. Selling the same product twice should be considered illegal. Can you sell the same apple twice? Say you sell it once, the customer forgets it in the counter, and you sell it again. The customer ret...Jump to post
Most people I see breastfeeding have their babies covered, they are clothed. Not with a nonsense blanket or anything, just normal baby clothes. People don't even understand this at all. The suggestion is that the woman cover her breast with a blanket. Which would also cover the baby's face/head. Wo...Jump to post
Why? What difference does it make for the airline, what is the perjury, that this person didn't fly the VLC-MAD route? At the end of the day, it happened something good to Iberia. One less passenger to feed, to carry, less airport taxes to pay, less fuel consumed in the airline, and eventually one ...Jump to post
Re-regulate the industry. Maybe then all the problems will go away! As someone who retired as a regulator of a different industry, this gave me a good laugh. I'm continually amazed by the view that imperfect regulators can create a perfect system by crafting demands. It simply can't be done. Regula...Jump to post
Your proposal: If there are mums who are able to cover themselves up & still breastfeed satisfactorily, then why should the others not try to do the same too? Just pointing out that there's plenty of options that does allow breastfeeding modestly. isn't exactly shining in its brilliance, either...Jump to post
If there are mothers that don't breastfeed at all, then why allow breastfeeding? :idea: If there are pax who are able to walk themselves to their seats and still get there satisfactorily, then why should those in wheelchairs not try to do the same too? The analogy is simply wrong in both instances.Jump to post
Hard for me to find much sympathy with this guy. Find better friends or plan better. 1 week out and he didnt know the start time of the ceremony? He should ask his friend for compensation. Even if the friend didn't inform him about the start time, surely it's not a hassle to come at least a day ear...Jump to post
Oh just let mums do what they have to do without forcing your idea of what's acceptable on them. It's a breast feeding a baby. If you're getting all quivery abd shakey at the sight or thought, you've got issues that are well beyond this forum. Odd of KLM. If there are mums who are able to cover the...Jump to post
Here's why the problems in this story happened 1) Basic economy - people want cheaper & cheaper flights. Airlines can't cut any more. Hence, tickets with ultra restrictive T&C. 2) No-show policy - started because people who game the system with hidden city ticketing causing airlines headache...Jump to post
Neither of us are breastfeeders, right? I'm getting my info via text from my brother's wife, how about you? Bottom line: stop putting the burden of your discomfort on to the mother, they've got more than enough to deal with already. I've actually tried the poncho myself - though not to breastfeed.....Jump to post
What's wrong with wearing a nursing poncho/cover? My sister does it all the time when breastfeeding my nephews and it's hardly a hassle for her or the baby. One more thing to bring along, difficult to manipulate in an aircraft cabin, and quite often makes baby too hot and thus uncomforable and so h...Jump to post
MH seems very accident prone, with this and the disappearance. Accident prone? Hardly. Their last major accident prior to MH370/MH17 was in 1995, which killed 32 people. The deadliest crash prior to MH370/MH17 was MH684 which happened in 1977 - and it was a hijacking. It's just the luck of the draw...Jump to post
What's wrong with wearing a nursing poncho/cover? My sister does it all the time when breastfeeding my nephews and it's hardly a hassle for her or the baby.
Tell me, what added benefit is there for either the baby or the mother to have an exposed breast while nursing?
Without wishing to be morbid, I also can't help wonder what it would have been like onboard. Quick, I should imagine. I don't know if that makes it better, or worse. The explosive decompression might have knocked them out, but as the wreckage gets lower enough oxygen could have revived them. Intere...Jump to post
Sadly, justice is still far away for families of the vicitms. What's even sadder is that the new Malaysian government is ambivalent towards pursuing justice - the PM, who wasn't there when the plane was shot down, would rather be chummy with Putin to the point of questioning the JIT investigation, w...Jump to post
Honestly, do you really need to expose a lot of skin to face a hot clime?
I mean I live in a tropical country and I never found the need to wear short shorts or tank tops.
Reading the article, something caught my eye in the picture of the planes on the ground at the airport during Operation Yellow Ribbon - the C-5 parked alongside all the other commercial jets. Why was the C-5 grounded? Surely as a USAF plane they could have been cleared to continue into the US now co...Jump to post
They a) consider themselves devout muslims b) you say it isn´t part of Islam, hence they are c) "no true muslims" ... I said killing of civilians is un-Islamic. You made the "no true Scotsman" association. Just because one argument fits a fallacy doesn't mean it is actually a fa...Jump to post
Again, as I've stated it needs to be put into context, especially the timeline on which the chapter & verse is revealed. In this case, it was during the expedition to Tabuk in defense of a rumoured Byzantine invasion. The verse about the polytheist who repent are talking about those who pledge ...Jump to post
What? The way *you* read and understand your religious texts it doesn´t, the way ISIS followers read it, it obviously does.... And that makes it correct? No it doesn't. empirical data makes that seem quite unlikely to be true and rather wishful thinking. Empirical data without context will prove an...Jump to post
Pure love..... "cast terror into the hearts of unbelievers." "Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them," Allah instructs the Prophet Muhammad (Quran, 9:5). He continues: "Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers ...Jump to post
Redd wrote:How could you have possibly construed that I had said the US doesn't have laws?
747-8 As much as I like the 747 it's a final squeeze of the orange. A lot of effort for a few more drops. . 747-8 product is not a commercial failure if you considering both versions. Boeing slowed their production but not stopped yet. There are too many 744 Freighter to replace and Boeing expected...Jump to post