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Why flying in America keeps getting more miserable, explained

#1 Post by Kailuaboy » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:48 pm

Why flying in America keeps getting more miserable, explained








The 40-year rise and fall of airline competition.


By Matthew Yglesias
April 12, 2017

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After what amounts to a decades-long series of disasters, the American aviation industry is finally in a good place. Overcapacity and fare
wars have been eliminated, redundant staff is gone, and with the economy improving, people are buying plane tickets again.

Which is exactly how United Airlines found itself dragging an unwilling customer off an overbooked flight to Louisville, Kentucky, incurring
a massive PR fiasco and reminding us that the industry is likely to bounce forever between exploitative and unprofitable.

This particular case resonated with the public because it was unusual and egregious — a sumptuous blend of a moderately rare edge case
doused with a hefty dose of poor judgment.


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#2 Post by Irse » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:43 pm

I hate flying now days. Rather just stay in Hawaii.
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#3 Post by My3Cats » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:40 pm

Me too.
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#4 Post by Kailuaboy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:03 pm

United Airlines Kicks Couple Off Plane En Route to Their Wedding










By Alex Eriksen
Yahoo Style
April 16, 2017

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United Airlines had U.S. marshals escort bride and groom Amber Maxwell and Michael Hohl from a flight en-route to their wedding this weekend
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It’s been a bad week for United Airlines. After a video of a passenger being violently removed from a plane by police went viral,
you’d think the airline would be trying to stay out of the headlines.

In the latest passenger-PR nightmare, a couple flying United to their destination wedding in Costa Rica were booted from their
plane on Saturday. Michael Hohl and Amber Maxwell were traveling with family and friends when confusion over seating landed
them back in the terminal.


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#5 Post by Irse » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:32 pm

This one, I believe the airlines. If there was somebody sleeping in my seat, I would make the crew aware of it instead of just finding another seat.
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#6 Post by ubercow » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:28 pm

setting in-flight beatings aside, the worst thing about flying are the other passengers.

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#7 Post by Kailuaboy » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:34 am

American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller









By Barbara Goldberg
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April 22, 2017

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American Airlines on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard
clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a customer.

The clip, posted on Facebook on Friday by a bystander aboard the flight, shows a woman in tears with a young child in her arms,
and a man emerging from his seat to confront a male flight attendant who apparently wrested the stroller from the woman.


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#8 Post by My3Cats » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:10 pm

American Airlines' slogan - "The World's Greatest Flyers Get Beaten up by American"


United Airlines' slogan - "Fly the Friendly Skies for a Beating You Will Never Forget"


Delta Airlines coming up next? - "Keep Climbing for a Real Beat Down"
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#9 Post by Kailuaboy » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:14 am



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Published on Apr 22, 2017
Flight attendant apparently clashed with passenger over her baby stroller after which airline put
passenger and her family on another flight and upgraded them to first class.




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The clash began when a passenger was carrying a collapsed stroller down the plane's aisle.
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#10 Post by Kailuaboy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:52 pm

Urgent trip to restroom gets man kicked off flight









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Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 26, 2017

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© Courtesy of Krista Rosolino An unidentified Delta Air Lines flight attendant, right confronts Kima Hamilton to order Hamilton off a Milwaukee-bound
plane because he got up to use the restroom as the aircraft awaited takeoff.



MILWAUKEE — The way Kima Hamilton sees it, his urgent need to use the restroom as a Milwaukee-bound Delta jet awaited
takeoff was a misunderstanding blown out of proportion.

In fellow passenger Krista Rosolino's view, Hamilton's removal from the April 18 flight was an outrage and so was everyone
else's forced exit from the plane when it returned to the gate in Atlanta. She took to social media to defend a man she
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#11 Post by Kailuaboy » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:34 pm

United Gave a Toddler’s Seat Away and Made His Mom Hold Him for the Entire Flight









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A United Airlines jet taxis at O'Hare International Airport on Sept. 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson—Getty Images


United Airlines has issued an apology to a passenger who was forced to give up her 2-year-old son's seat and hold
him for more than three hours during the flight.

Shirley Yamauchi, a middle school teacher from Hawaii, told Hawaii News Now that she had purchased the tickets
to a conference in Boston three months ago and had to pay for her son Taizo's seat — valued at nearly $1,000 —
because children over the age of two are required to have their own seat.


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#12 Post by Kailuaboy » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:02 pm



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Published on Jul 6, 2017
Shirley Yamauchi claims United Airlines gave away the seat she purchased for her 2-year-old
son to a standby customer, and forced Yamauchi to carry her son on her lap during a flight
to Boston.




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The mother was forced to hold her son on her lap for a three-and-a-half hour flight after
the airline gave away her son's seat to a standby passenger.
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#14 Post by My3Cats » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:16 pm

why is United still in business? What an incredible nightmare for that family and the witnessing passengers.
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#15 Post by Kailuaboy » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:05 am

Awful New Details About The Death Of Kokito — The French Bulldog Puppy Who
Died When A United Airlines Flight Attendant Forced Him Into An Overhead Bin









The airline claims full responsibility.


By Sarah Gangraw, Editor
March 14, 2018

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A puppy died on a United Airlines flight Monday after a flight attendant made a passenger put him in the overhead compartment.


Against the airline’s policy, a flight attendant on the flight from Houston to La Guardia told the pet’s owner, Catalina Robledo,
she had to stow her 10-month-old French bulldog and his carrier in the overhead bin.

"'It's a dog, it's a dog.' He can't breathe up there.' And she said, 'It doesn't matter, it still goes up there,” Robledo’s daughter,
Sophia Ceballos, told CBS. “She felt the dog and she put him up there.”


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