|Quoting Lowrider (Reply 41):|
You funeral or the birth of your nephew may be a big deal to you, but if you miss it because of weather, others will understand and life will go on. You may feel bad, but that is about the extent of the harm.
Thanks for qualifying what life means to you. Honestly, in your lifetime, there are very few events that truly matter. Weddings, funerals, births, graduations. All the rest mean little. But to you, those don't mean much either. To me, they mean everything in the world, and to most other people they do as well.
|Quoting Spacecadet (Reply 43):|
It is absolutely frickin' amazing to me that people will defend an airline to the death in here even to the disagreement of the airline's CEO.
Even the guy who picked me up at the airport after my trip, persian guy living in LA
, heard about the B6
fiasco and called it nearly criminal. That is bad, bad, PR
, but I guess kool-aid drinkers can defend it. I think it's even worse than the 8 hour delay on AA
(last month?) because here it's snow, and B6
KNEW it was going to snow and keep snowing and they could get them off. For AA
, it was thunderstorms, where the ramp closes due to lightning, it was a diversion (not simple departure from a main focus city) and it kept looking like they could leave. In both cases, I think the the airline needs to change policy, as either way it would have involved pushing back a plane to make room for another to let pax off at a jetway, not a difficult task in the grand scheme of things...
|Quoting ADiZzy (Reply 46):|
Three hours is still better than NONE at all.
Wow. So 3 hours of live TV
, then 8 hours with nothing is good enough? After 8 hours of confusion and anger, I don't think those first 3 hours of salty snack packs and liveTV will be remembered.
|Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 51):|
Should the airport authority share any of the responsibilities to get pax of of stranded aircraft?
Not really. It's B6
's job to interpret the reports and apply good judgment to their operations. If the Airport were in charge of this, well, I don't want to live in a country where the airport is running the airlines...
|Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 52):|
you can't just roll up air stairs and busses and cart the passengers off the plane and back to the terminal.
Sure you can. They do it all the time around the country. If B6
has a policy not to because they are afraid of lawyers, then B6
has to change that policy...
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.