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Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Wed May 14, 2014 11:40 pm

Stephen Colbert interviewed "Satan" by telephone on his show. Satan's reason for not being there in person:

"The only flight to New York was in coach on United Airlines. I spend enough time in hell as it is."
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Wed May 14, 2014 11:48 pm

A topical TV show making light of something topical?
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Wed May 14, 2014 11:54 pm

Likely had to do with the celebrity who was tossed out of the International First Lounge at IAD. UA's earnings and other woes gave comedians license to pile on.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Wed May 14, 2014 11:56 pm

This was from an episode last week, before the Will.I.Am thing broke.

It was also a minor line and not the focus of the segment. Still funny though. I hope Smisek saw it.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 1:15 am

Wasn't Satan played by a famous comedy in the interview? I thought it sounded a bit like Will Ferrell.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 1:18 am

I guess he didn't know that UA doesn't fly their 744 to New York. (lucky New Yorkers!)

Any idea if the sketch is on Youtube or anywhere?

[Edited 2014-05-14 18:19:25]
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 2:28 am

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 2):
International First Lounge at IAD

I assume you mean the pole barn next to the other pole barn that is C/D.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 3:18 am

Quoting S75752 (Reply 5):
Any idea if the sketch is on Youtube or anywhere?


It's here at 3:30: http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/video...ument-for-the-oklahoma-state-house
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 1:51 pm

This one time I was watching TV I can't remember the program or anything but I was actually watching TV and I heard someone on the TV make fun of Delta it was hilarious.
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 2:57 pm

I can't believe this warrants its own thread. One joke?
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 3:30 pm

I don't see the UA thing as much of a "bandwagon," it's more like the truth....For example, the Japanese can't stand flying UA, from my experience.

I ask them "what's your favorite and least favorite airline, besides JL and NH" and they say LH and SQ is favorite and UA is least favorite.


So there you have it.
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Quoting coolian2 (Reply 1):
A topical TV show making light of something topical?

So now you have to ask yourself why this is topical. I notice that he didn't say something like Spirit.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 4:05 pm

After Alec Baldwin was thrown of AA for not shutting off his smartphone, he appeared on SNL as AA's chief pilot, apologizing to Mr. Baldwin and blaming the Chapter 11 filing on the carrier's treatment of Baldwin.

Of course, Seth Meyers kept saying, "Alec, no one is buying this. Just stop the charade." Even some AA employees I know thought it was funny.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 4:51 pm

Who cares, these comedians are all pandering to the lowest common denominator for laughs and he is no different. His show is advertised as a "fake news show". Thus I would rely on him for accurate depictions of the days events as much as I rely on CNN for accurate news.
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 5:10 pm

Quoting brilondon (Reply 14):

I wish I could see Stephen Colbert react to that post. T'would be hilarious.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 5:29 pm

I think the real message here is we all learned that Hell has an airport, and UA flies there. This is further evidence of UA's "superior network." It also suggests lifetime benefits with UA (million milers, etc.) might have value beyond the grave.  
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 6:16 pm

I am tired of the Hollywood left talking down to business. If Colbert this so smart, he should start his own airline and show us how it is done.

If he doesn't like United then fly another airlines. Well his type flies private anyway.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 7:31 pm

Quoting 5150flyer (Reply 16):
I am tired of the Hollywood left talking down to business.

Most of us are tired of business talking down to the rest of us - AKA the 47%, according to Mitt Romney. You make yourself a target, don't be surprised to get potshots.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 7:50 pm

I think that "not starting an airline" ranks very high on the list of smart business decisions.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 8:00 pm

Quoting brilondon (Reply 13):
His show is advertised as a "fake news show".

The funny thing about that "fake" news show is it that is more newsworthy and informative than those "real" news shows on Fox, CNN and MSNBC.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 9:46 pm

First of all it is a light hearted one liner from a Guest. If Cobert want to take on UA, it will be a 3-5 minute rant.

Satirical comedy is the only way to report truth in this country. Three major channels have to play nice to someone, so they can never tell real story. Have to tweak a little.

UA need not worry until it graduates to SNL and there is always John Stewart.
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 10:00 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 10):
I don't see the UA thing as much of a "bandwagon," it's more like the truth....For example, the Japanese can't stand flying UA, from my experience.

I ask them "what's your favorite and least favorite airline, besides JL and NH" and they say LH and SQ is favorite and UA is least favorite.


So there you have it.

Wait, you spoke to all the Japanese people? The Japanese are pretty loyal to their home carriers but saying the 'Japanese can't stand UA' is BS if you ask me. I've lived in Japan (although it's been a while) and flown to NRT a lot on UA and guess what, more than half the people on those planes were Japanese so that statement is an overkill at best. Heck, I know some Japanese folks who can't stand JL.
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Thu May 15, 2014 10:15 pm

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 15):
I think the real message here is we all learned that Hell has an airport, and UA flies there. This is further evidence of UA's "superior network." It also suggests lifetime benefits with UA (million milers, etc.) might
have value beyond the grave.

This is the funniest thing I have read on this board for a while. Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

Quoting 5150flyer (Reply 16):
I am tired of the Hollywood left talking down to business. If Colbert this so smart, he should start his own airline and show us how it is done.

If he doesn't like United then fly another airlines. Well his type flies private anyway.

What's the weather like in that ivory tower you are looking down on all of us commoners from. BTW, if you haven't noticed Colbert has turned that show into a successful business that employees dozens of people. His wife is a producer that has "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" among her credits so apparently she knows how to make a buck too... just in a different business than airlines (which is why he spent a whole week promoting that movie on his show)

Quoting dtw2hyd (Reply 20):
UA need not worry until it graduates to SNL and there is always John Stewart.

Jon Stewart's main target over the past six months has been Arby's. I hope they are paying him because I never think about that place till I turn on his show then suddenly I want a roast beef sandwich and curly fries.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Fri May 16, 2014 4:25 am

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 2):
Likely had to do with the celebrity who was tossed out of the International First Lounge at IAD. UA's earnings and other woes gave comedians license to pile on.

It was falsely reported that Will.I.Am was tossed out of the Global First Lounge. He was denied entry because he was flying on a domestic itinerary, which even for Global Services doesn't grant access to the GFL. He had a United Club membership, but that doesn't work either except in UA Clubs. There was a misunderstanding with the lounge dragon and he chose to take it out on UA on Twitter -- despite him being in the wrong. UA put out a press release outlining the requirements for entry to the GFL, and that the passenger in question did not meet those requirements.

Other celebrities have certainly had a good case to make for UA's dismal performance of late, but in this case, UA was not at fault.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Fri May 16, 2014 6:22 am

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 15):
I think the real message here is we all learned that Hell has an airport, and UA flies there.

There is a town in Michigan called Hell, but the nearest airport is DTW at 46miles away, but there is an airstrip 18 miles away
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Fri May 16, 2014 6:35 am

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 15):
I think the real message here is we all learned that Hell has an airport, and UA flies there. This is further evidence of UA's "superior network." It also suggests lifetime benefits with UA (million milers, etc.) might have value beyond the grave

Yeah, but they only fly there with UAX and ERJ-145s.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Fri May 16, 2014 10:56 am

Quoting 777ER (Reply 24):
There is a town in Michigan called Hell, but the nearest airport is DTW at 46miles away, but there is an airstrip 18 miles away

They do fly to HEL(Finland) from ARN and MUC (operated by LH carrying UA code)
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Fri May 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 24):
There is a town in Michigan called Hell

There is a spot in the Caymans called Hell; you can get postcards that say Greetings From Hell.
 
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RE: Stephen Colbert Jumps On The Anti-UA Bandwagon

Fri May 16, 2014 2:37 pm

Quoting UA444 (Reply 25):
Yeah, but they only fly there with UAX and ERJ-145s.

Last I checked it was a CRJ-200.
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