labman: When you get in a car accident that is a random accident like a deer running out in front of you, do you expect the car manufacturer to provide you with a better car to drive for life?
dreadlocksFTW: FTA"You're going to crash me into the water, and you're going to tell me all I get is an upgrade?" asked Antonio Sales, 20, who was traveling with the University of South Carolina's track team. "That's more of an 'OK, you're not dead, I'll give you something to hold on to.' It's not enough at all."I feel a hate crime coming on.
No Such Agency: Your average person gets a few weeks vacation a year, at a time when their work lets them, which is often spent keeping an eye on their kids or doing home tasks. How often do most people fly anywhere? Offering a year of free first class is, for most people, one or two flights at the most. That barely covers the value of the luggage they lost.
ha-ha-guy: I bet USC has one of those searchable student and staff directories like most schools do.
z_gringo: Actually, A year isn't much.For people that are flying all the time, they are elite status already and for the most part don't have to fly coach anyway.For people that aren't already elite, they aren't flying but a few times a year if that.I think US Airways was just trying to get some free good publicity with this. It probably would have been better for them to do nothing instead of this upgrade for a year thing.
No Such Agency: That barely covers the value of the luggage they lost.
Foxie299: I love America. No where else gives me quiet the same sense of moral and intellectual superiority.
ha-ha-guy: These people don't deserve anything aside from having their luggage replaced, unless of course the NTSA somehow finds US Airways at fault. As near as I can tell the plane was roperly maintained right up until some geese got sucked through the engines and the flight crew was damn good.
ShillinTheVillain: It makes me stabby if I spend too much time thinking about how litigious our society has become.
z_gringo: I think US Airways was just trying to get some free good publicity with this. It probably would have been better for them to do nothing instead of this upgrade for a year thing.
dreadlocksFTW: As for who was responsible for them surviving (which is the pilot, and thus US Air), I think they have the right to say 'thank you', and then STFU.
tonesskin: ShillinTheVillain: It makes me stabby if I spend too much time thinking about how litigious our society has become.It makes me stabby if I spend too much time thinking about how people assume our society has become litigious based on the availability heuristic and not actual data.
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