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by DIRECTFLT
Wed May 10, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 200
Views: 7520

Re: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"

There have already been comments about the Tuesday Afternoon Massacre - a strong reference of Nixon firing Archibald Cox, who was investigating him. FBI Director Comey WAS investigating Trump associates, and maybe Trump himself. If Trump got wind that he was in trouble then this firing could be the...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed May 10, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS
Replies: 30
Views: 2114

Re: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS

johns624 wrote:
So you're basically putting an advertisement for Rolling Stone mag on here?


Well, no, I didn't even buy the magazine... :white:

Redd wrote:
List from Rolling Stone:


Thank you Redd :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup:

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed May 10, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 200
Views: 7520

Re: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"

Let the firings continue, until morale improves... Terminate him .... with Extreme Prejudice http://images.mefeedia.com/terminate-with-extreme-prejudice-53812361-orig.jpg He was out there operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct. And he was stil...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed May 10, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS
Replies: 30
Views: 2114

Re: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS

vikkyvik wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
Count 'em folks


I would, if I had a link to the list....


I'd like to give you that, but all I have is what I thumbed through at the Supermarket....

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue May 09, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 16958

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

To further enhance the Spirit experience, they should put their logo on these, and offer them (for a Fee, of course) to their customers at check-in, and at the gate... http://media.everlast.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/500x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/8/6/860206_1_1.jpg

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue May 09, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 16958

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

It's getting ugly if it wasn't already. http://wsvn.com/news/local/several-spirit-flights-canceled-at-fll-amid-negotiations-with-pilots/ Where have I seen this before. O'h yeah DFW three years ago on a Spirit Flight (Maintenance issue) to ORD. Cancelled after the airport police were called in twice...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun May 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time
Replies: 97
Views: 7171

Re: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time

People playing themselves are not characters , ie news anchors and talks show hosts. The thread would have said your top ten TV Personalities of all Time, instead of characters. How hard can it be?? But, it's just a thread, so break the rules, and when I get time, I'll break the rules also, and list...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun May 07, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time
Replies: 97
Views: 7171

Re: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time

Adam West ~ Batman Lucille Ball ~ Lucy Ricardo Alan Reed ~ Fred Flintstone George Reeves ~ Superman Jack Lord ~ Steve McGarrett David McCallum ~ Illya Kuryakin Jackie Gleason ~ Ralph Kramdem William Shatner ~ Capt. James T. Kirk Elizabeth Montgomery ~ Samantha Stephens Robert Conrad ~ Secret Servic...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat May 06, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7
Replies: 82
Views: 3855

Re: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7

Breitbart..... This site is an insult to human intelligence. Well, if it makes you feel any better, read about the attack at the WAPO: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/macron-campaign-says-its-emails-have-been-subjected-to-massive-coordinated-hacking/2017/05/06/368c0460-31e1-11e7-a335-fa0ae1940...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat May 06, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7
Replies: 82
Views: 3855

Re: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7

Macron Campaign Hacked, Huge Cache of Files Dumped Online http://www.infostormer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/decom_Putin%20pepe_57c5fae5e5066.jpg The incident is embarrassing for the campaign, which had previously denied reports that staff emails had been hacked. They were also unable to point o...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri May 05, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 20216

UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

A United Airlines passenger boarded a plane in Newark believing that she was headed to Paris. Hours later, the plane touched down at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Lucie Bahetoukilae, a French woman who does not speak English, carried a boarding pass that read, "Newark to Charles de...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri May 05, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 24719

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

Many airlines compute weight and balance info based on seat assignments, so yes, I can guarantee the FAA would like you to sit in your assigned seat. If that is the case, how does Southwest do W&B? Don't they have open seating (i.e., if there is an open seat, you can sit there?)? (Serious quest...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri May 05, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Terror attack on shopping Centre in Munich , Germany
Replies: 77
Views: 4101

Re: Breaking : Terror attack on shopping Centre in Munich , Germany

So after all the public shootings in the US (there seems to be a significant one every few days) it took nine months for one to happen where an armed 'good guy' was able to save the day? Well, things will get better when more people are licensed to carry. It's a state issue, so states that highly r...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu May 04, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Terror attack on shopping Centre in Munich , Germany
Replies: 77
Views: 4101

Re: Breaking : Terror attack on shopping Centre in Munich , Germany

What does this have to do with Munich? It has to do with the larger issue of what happens when you allow citizens to legally get licensed to carry handguns, and, how a CHP person can save lives, vs. a populace being unarmed and waiting for the Police to arrive in minutes, when seconds count. Most g...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu May 04, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 34878

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Lets call the American executives what they are.... scumbags. 29"??? Why use a toilet when you can just piss directly on your customers. Many here are also capitalists. Flying an airline is not a right nor a public service, it is a business. If you don't like an airline fly another one. If you...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu May 04, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Terror attack on shopping Centre in Munich , Germany
Replies: 77
Views: 4101

Arlington, Tx. Sports Bar CHP customer shoots gunman dead.

Arlington police: Customer killed gunman, may have saved other lives http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/arlington/article148499769.html A gunman fatally shot an employee at an Arlington sports bar Wednesday evening before he was killed by an armed customer, police said. Witnesses repo...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed May 03, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Incident—ANA Flight 6 NRT-LAX
Replies: 19
Views: 8621

Re: Cabin Incident—ANA Flight 6 NRT-LAX

WoW... I wonder what that guy will be thinking/feeling when he sobers up??

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon May 01, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Godfather Cast Reunion for 45th Anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 1219

Re: Godfather Cast Reunion for 45th Anniversary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBQ4JeEuLro
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Most of the cast with Matt Lauer on the Today Show (-Keaton & Coppola) 34:04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBQ4JeEuLro

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon May 01, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Godfather Cast Reunion for 45th Anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 1219

Re: Godfather Cast Reunion for 45th Anniversary

5 Things We Learned From Tribeca's 'Godfather' Reunion http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/5-things-we-learned-from-tribecas-godfather-reunion-w479616 https://imageshack.com/i/poVRrv98j It may not have been as momentous as the heads of the five families meeting for a Mob-war peace treaty. But t...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Films You Ever Saw And Why
Replies: 84
Views: 5767

Re: Best Films You Ever Saw And Why

My most memorable experience is probably Lost In Translation. If you liked it, you will understand why, if not, you won't. What I like with the movie theater is that you're really immersed in the movie, no distraction. For a movie like Lost In Translation, it makes all the difference. What I don't ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 19783

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

So, without breaking any of the FAA mandated "Rules"... I suggest that airlines keep a portable urine receptacle for those rare emergencies, when a passenger really can't hold it for whatever reason. http://www.dhresource.com/0x0s/f2-albu-g2-M01-1D-05-rBVaG1W0-m2AX7tfAADiL7e9-90850.jpg/170...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Films You Ever Saw And Why
Replies: 84
Views: 5767

Re: Best Films You Ever Saw And Why

My Very Best Movie Theater Experience was: Alien in 1979 at the large Medallion Theater in Dallas in 70mm (Exclusive Dallas Engagement) The Medallion opened in 1968 with Butch Cassidy on October 30th, 1969. Notable exclusives there were The Godfather, The Sting, MASH, American Graffiti, Deliverance,...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 10131

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

As far as boarding YES you board the front first then middle then the back this way you have no passenger in 38-A placing his or her bag above seat 12-A You ensure each section is seated and bags stowed before next section touches the plane. BUSTED !!! :blush: That was what I used to do. I'd put my...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 10131

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

The initial list of changes was always likely to be modest. The real test is what they change in 3 months, 6 months, a year and multiple years in the future. Broken culture isn't changed with a few new policies. If they are serious it will need to be a sustained effort. Personally I'd prefer a mode...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 19783

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

Inside Edition had clips of Kima Hamilton being interviewed about his ordeal on their program which aired this afternoon. That clip was not up on their YT Channel yet. From the WSJ article: Kima Hamilton "I don't normally pee right before I get on the plane, and I've never had a problem like th...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 10131

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

Future Changes for United AL: Deploy android robots so that all Rules are complied with before passengers are allowed to board the plane, and after boarding the plane, and during the flight, for safety concerns. Introducing Walter https://www.maxim.com/.image/t_share/MTQ1NjQyNjg3ODI1OTc4NDIw/walter-...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 19783

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

I have question. When passengers are asked to deboard, to then reboard the plane, as was the case with this Delta flight, are the passengers required to take all of the carryon items with them, or are they allowed to leave them on the plane, and this up to the flight crew, or is this a regulation??

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 19783

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

In all my flying, I can never remember being seated, waiting for takeoff, that I had to urgently go to the restroom. If this guy was so "full of piss" that he couldn't hold it any longer, then it's really on him, that he (1) drank that much liquid before takeoff, and (2) didn't take a quic...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Films You Ever Saw And Why
Replies: 84
Views: 5767

Re: RE: Best Films You Ever Saw And Why

The Silence of the Lambs - the greatest movie of all-time. PUT THE #@$#&% LOTION IN THE BASKET!!! R.I.P. Jonathan Demme The Silence of the Lambs was a phenomenon in 1991. People from all walks of life were talking about it. One of those rare films that has "word on the street" quality...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have any dietary restrictions?
Replies: 27
Views: 1841

Re: Do you have any dietary restrictions?

I restricted myself from Diet Coke by 2001 because the aspartame was giving me headaches.

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum
Replies: 47
Views: 2440

Re: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum

From Wiki: Every fit male Turkish citizen otherwise not barred is required to serve in the military for a period ranging from three weeks to a year, dependent on education and job location. Turkey does not recognize conscientious objection and does not offer a civilian alternative to military servic...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 23383

Re: Seat Law coming?

RE: Post 133 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=19497765#p19497765 So if millions of Chinese or Japanese are willing to be "stuffed" onto public transportation each workday, and there's no real safety issue, then that should be allowed, and the govt. should not step in with any...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 23383

Re: SEAT Law coming?

Ultimately, what it comes down to is the enduring question that I'm still waiting for someone to answer - if a passenger freely and voluntarily wishes to purchase a basic ticket with little or no amenities, minimal legroom, minimal carry-on allowance, etc., why should someone else be able to tell t...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24794

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

I thought the female FA (the one handing the distressed passenger a cup of water), showed real grace under pressure in that whole incident. She did not jump on the bandwagon of piling on the passenger, or lose her cool. Kudos to her !!!!

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Easiyo Yogurt
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: Easiyo Yogurt

I like:

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24794

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

So when will the airlines ban the filming of any an board activity? Just add it to the CoC and no one be able to fight it. Tugg Can see it happening because "terrorism" and "security". :banghead: AA policy already prohibits recording employees. That being, said it's virtually un...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24794

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Buying a ticket does not entitle people to be right. The customer is not always right - sorry. However, a good organization chooses to either let the customer be right or to help them understand why they are wrong. Most people on both sides of that equation can deal with that. Some - a few - on eit...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24794

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

I used to work for AA and if I remember rightly the AA training manual said that you couldn't fly the company's airplanes without permission, but it didn't say anything about not hitting mothers with strollers. Maybe they should put that in there. Right... there needs to be a "Cabin Stroller E...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24794

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Jeff do you think the AA Employee charging towards the passenger and telling him to "hit me" did not put the AA Employee in the wrong? The agent was wrong, but the male passenger was also wrong for wanting to start a fight. I know it can be hard to stay out of a situation like that especi...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 23383

Re: Seat Law coming?

What's the Problem ???

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24794

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Without the passenger saying he'd attack the crew member, this video goes nowhere. But, the alpha male, did not give the FA a direct threat of imminent action, like "hey bud, I am going to kick your ass." He said "IF, you did that to me, then I'd do such and such." It was a cond...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24794

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

I agree with you. We do not know the full story. Maybe the AA employees were in the wrong, or maybe they weren't. The male passenger made a difficult situation much worse then what it was. If I had been an AA employee I would have immediately had him ejected from the flight and turned him over to l...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24794

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Adding to what VRYing said.... http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1361153&start=50#p19492501 I think it's high time for all F/A and gate agents to wear body cameras, in order to film the beginning of these escalations, since all we get are the tail ends, when everyone is acti...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24794

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Looks like American Airlines wants a piece of the action... :o http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4434620/American-Airlines-employee-challenges-passenger-FIGHT.html The AA employee (Gate Agent or FA -- who knows... reports abound citing both...) may be fired.... But, no worries, I think UA will...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24794

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

anstar wrote:
The woman with the baby deserves an oscar!


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

And the alpha male deserves a Best Supporting Oscar ! :trophy:

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