And it looks like they earned it. Delta is my carrier of choice, but this kind of customer service interaction is unacceptable. How did Delta in this case earn your praise? You misread my post. They earned the disdain and bad press they received. They deserve it and they need to take responsibility.Jump to post
And it looks like they earned it.
Delta is my carrier of choice, but this kind of customer service interaction is unacceptable.
Thank you for sharing this story and how it connects with your own story. I hadn't much knowledge of this incident. The monument is powerful.Jump to post
Yeah I don't buy that. Not my experience at all. At least not at midwestern colleges. I went to the college with the three (of the top ten) largest fraternity houses in the nation and this just wasn't, and still isn't, the case. "I don't buy that." That's kind of like calling somebody a l...Jump to post
It was college after all. Oh, I totally agree. I had some excesses in my college years too. But I've never seen anything on the scale of fraternities do with alcohol consumption. Morning, noon and night. Races to get drunk as quickly as possible. Date rape setups. And on and on. It's an institution...Jump to post
Can't speak to this particular college or the action taken, but in my day, fraternities were alcoholism training centers. The amount of alcohol consumed and the way members were pressured into excessive drinking was deeply disturbing.Jump to post
How would anyone possibly know? Not to be rude, but an incredibly silly question indeed... Jeremy The question that was posed invites us to imagine what the TWA brand would have evolved into had the carrier survived. I find it an interesting and worthy thought exercise. And by the way, people who p...Jump to post
Is the Catholic Church really a church or an international pedophile organization? It certainly appears the organization is rotten to its core.Jump to post
I had the rare opportunity of walking through a TWA Convair 880 in the new Kansas City Airport (MCI) in 1972 or 1973. (This was just before they phased them out completely) That's about as exotic as any aircraft I've encountered. Indeed that's pretty exotic. I only flew the 990A once as a kid. Do y...Jump to post
The sheer terror of living during the Cold War; drills to practice sheltering under school desks, the loud city-wide alarms, the seeming inevitability of nuclear war.
The 60s were a head trip for that reason.
There is a difference between "would you mind changing seats because this other couple wants to sit here also and we overbooked" and "this straight couple wants to sit here and you clearly don't matter." AS is more intelligent than that. They "grew up" on the West Coas...Jump to post
I think this is much ado about nothing. I think AS gave the first man an option and he flipped out. I have not seen anything about "you are gay so leave" in any reports. I don't get why this is a gay vs. straight issue. One couple was asked to leave in favor of another, no gender, no iden...Jump to post
No need to examine my reading comprehension. I never disputed that he was going to be downgraded to coach...or kicked off the plane. The rest is your conjecture. Really? Because in what you originally said, you don't seem to have any comprehension of the apparent sequence of events. The seat move w...Jump to post
You may want to go back and read the article before you start attacking other peoples' lack of reading comprehension. It clearly says Alaska told him he was going to be downgraded to coach. They protested and were told he could either accept the downgrade or get off the plane. It wasn't a simple re...Jump to post
DL717 wrote:Speaking of reading and comprehension issues....
I seriously doubt that Mr. Cooley's companion was asked to leave his seat because of his sexual orientation. Too many real incidents of LGBT discrimination and resulting backlash have not gone unnoticed by large companies, with travel/transportation/hospitality companies in particular, who have bee...Jump to post
I remember reading a female executive who characterized various European nations thusly: "If a businessman from England enters my office and I say 'Make yourself comfortable,' he will take off his hat." "If a businessman from France enters my office and I say 'Make yourself comfortabl...Jump to post
evank516 wrote:Eh, MCO isn't that great. It's a nightmare when it comes to TSA.
"If it Be Your Will" - written by Leonard Cohen, covered by Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MDlMdu2gjw "Wichita Lineman" - written by Glenn Campbell, covered by Michael Stipe (of R.E.M.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QutLsCCY2yw "Mad Wo...Jump to post
The writer is asking plainly and simply that American Airlines provide more information to their flight crew, which can then be passed along to its passengers. Seems like a reasonable criticism.Jump to post
Why is that shocking? I don't expect Trump to hold a intellectually cogent conversation with anyone. There's nothing more annoying to me than someone who postures they are wiser or more jaded than others. If you're not shocked, then goody for you! I am fully aware of the President's cognitive faili...Jump to post
Dementia. Time for the 25th Amendment.
The most shocking thing about the transcripts is incapacity to hold a intellectually cogent conversation with other world leaders.
"The main reason is lack of social mobility." Right. That's a tired platitude if ever there was one. Clearly economic inequality is a problem but I'm really getting tired of racism being whitewashed with these kinds of sentiment. Just the other day I read an online poster explain there was...Jump to post
He's right, anybody who thinks white people of today are responsible for what happened before they were even born is a moron and should indeed move to South Africa. I bet all the black supremacist SJW's would love it there with all the discrimination and murder of white people going on. Every Ameri...Jump to post
"Starlux" has a cheesy ring to it. Couldn't he have found a better name?Jump to post
I'm pretty liberal in allowing for foibles of noteworthy people, including Mr. Trump. And I am certainly of the age where one can easily forget what one is supposed to be doing. But I almost always walk no more than a few feet during such periods of mental confusion before I become aware that I los...Jump to post
On any fashion shoot, you can count on the designer showing off their chops. I am sure the coats will be only minimally used or seen. The colors are mercifully neutral, which has the advantage of helping most people look presentable. Choosing a red or an orange, for example, would favor some skin ty...Jump to post
As much as I enjoyed watching the video, I really don't think it's evidence of anything. I can't count all the times I have wandered in the wrong direction - against all obvious cues - because I was deep in thought. Of course I have the capacity for deep thought...so there's that. Seriously though, ...Jump to post
Another Trump thread - really? I understand that most here seem to think, that all Trump haters are highly intelligent intellectuals and all Trump supporters brainless morons, but he still won the election. Why are calling this a "Trump thread?" This topic is labeled "Trump supporter...Jump to post
I've been following this all morning on Twitter. It would be hilarious except these people actually have the power to vote. This is where anti-intellectualism leads you; to such total ignorance you don't even recognize the Declaration of Independence. The U.S. may very well be doomed. I'm hoping the...Jump to post
One thing children should know is, when you put your hands out of sight, an officer can shoot you legally. Regardless of what the officer says. Maybe the officer says to reach into your pocket. Don't do it unless you have a lot of clarity about what is going on. See, this is what I suspected when I...Jump to post
I'm not split on this. This is rank authoritarianism. Children should be taught to respect other people in general and I suspect it is usually done.Jump to post
Greetings, I was just watching a live flyby of the A-321 NEO at the Paris Airshow. I noticed an odd shape at the exhaust end of the engines toward the bottom and wondered if anyone knows what it is about. When looking directly into the rear end of the engine there's a flattened protrusion that exten...Jump to post
I agree the color scheme is bland, uninteresting and downright ugly. Bear in mind, however, that marketing companies do not necessarily seek to make branding pretty. Sometimes branding is intentionally generic, no-name and no nonsense for the very reason it appeals to their target market. It may ver...Jump to post
Leaks are coming from Obama era holdovers. Trump's biggest mistake was not firing every one during transition. Read your own writings. Republicans are doing it by the book. They are the one leading senate/house investigations and Trumps own DOJ appointed Mueller. Sure Trump is not as slick as Obama...Jump to post
Mueller was appointed to investigate the Russia thing. Nothing more, nothing less. His expanding the investigation to Trump for something entirely different is a gross transgression of his authority; he should consequently be fired and be replaced with a special counsel that's not in with the deep ...Jump to post
You're right that it's not the source that most directly addresses the issue. But right on the first line of the Wikipedia entry, it mentions independent agencies and contrasts them with departments that have a secretary as head, as appointed by the POTUS. That's a start. Last week I read a very int...Jump to post
Mmmbos, if you feel that the Justice Dept is an independent organization, or enjoys some form of constitutional protection from presidential supervision, can you cite a source for that? I think that is kind of a made-up thing. J Edgar Hoover was independent, not by statute, but because he blackmail...Jump to post
I understand that Trump has hurt your feelings and that you are angry. The bottom line on this latest sad episode of global Trump derangement syndrome is that once again, despite the protestations of the left, Trump is shown to have done nothing illegal, or wrong, other than going out of his way to...Jump to post
If the president doesn't control the Attorney General and the FBI Director, does the president control the US military? Does he control the Dept of Education? Would he be obstructing the military's activity if he offered them his input, (as their supreme commander?) The whole thing seems precious, ...Jump to post