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(Daily Mail)   Airline to Birmingham passengers at refueling stop in Vienna: "You guys are going to have to pitch in £20k for gas if you want to get home"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 81
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2011-11-16 11:12:11 PM  
You know who else wished he had enough petroleum to keep pushing westward?
 
2011-11-16 11:50:34 PM  
Shhh, you're going to give Ryanair ideas.
 
2011-11-17 12:32:51 AM  
Gas, grass or... (looks at pics)...

Okay, GAS!
 
2011-11-17 12:42:02 AM  
Shanna, they bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em buy their own gas!
 
2011-11-17 01:03:20 AM  

Sid_6.7: You know who else wished he had enough petroleum to keep pushing westward?


Proponents of Manifest Destiny?
 
2011-11-17 01:13:58 AM  
So? I'd give my left nut to get out of Alabama.
 
2011-11-17 02:23:21 AM  

Sid_6.7: You know who else wished he had enough petroleum to keep pushing westward?


Donner, party of 10...er....9?
 
2011-11-17 02:34:54 AM  

Soup4Bonnie: So? I'd give my left nut to get out of Alabama.


Birmingham, U.K. (new window), not Alabama.
 
2011-11-17 07:31:14 AM  
Regardless of the company's country of origin - how the fark is this legal?
 
2011-11-17 07:34:00 AM  
Many passengers didnt have money the article said. Some people were switching to other carriers for $300. I dont know about the rest of you - but in that situation I would have just switched to another carrier anyway if I were one of the passengers with money. No way in hell would I have covered the landing fees and taxes for the company - even if it cost me a couple hundred extra bucks.
 
2011-11-17 07:34:54 AM  
www.hartofgreen.com
 
2011-11-17 07:34:59 AM  
Indian givers.
 
2011-11-17 07:36:45 AM  
I know I'd be sick to my stomach if I were one of those passengers, but I'd rather take a train back home than give that airline another penny of my money.
 
2011-11-17 07:36:53 AM  
What is a "whip-round"?
 
2011-11-17 07:37:28 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Soup4Bonnie: So? I'd give my left nut to get out of Alabama.

Birmingham, U.K. (new window), not Alabama.


Har-har... TTJ
 
2011-11-17 07:44:30 AM  
I'm glad to see the airlines finally putting their foot down with their passengers. A lot of air travelers think that they are customers, in almost the restaurant sense of the word, but you are no more a customer than the Army parachutist dropping behind enemy lines. In the next few years, we're going to see many more stringent requirements of airplane passengers, such as no luggage (or $400-500 baggage fees), nude flying (or $200-250 flight suit rental), and six or seven hops between Atlanta and Raleigh to ensure the flights are full. I'm sure people will complain, but that's what people do.
 
2011-11-17 07:45:30 AM  
That's what happens when you outsource everything.

Usually ends up a flaming pile of fail.
 
2011-11-17 07:48:16 AM  

spentmiles: nude flying (or $200-250 flight suit rental)


How much for the alcohol wipes to disinfect the seat from the fat sweaty guy (who didn't pony up the $200 for the flight suit) who had the seat before you?
 
2011-11-17 07:51:15 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Soup4Bonnie: So? I'd give my left nut to get out of Alabama.

Birmingham, U.K. (new window), not Alabama.


Oh, it still very much applies.
 
2011-11-17 07:52:30 AM  

Marysue: What is a "whip-round"?


apparently it's not like a reach-around.
 
2011-11-17 07:53:26 AM  
What's a ticket from Vienna to the UK? I'd tell them to get my shiat out of the hold and be off. Some people couldn't pay for another ticket? Let's all toss some cash in for them to get at least a train ticket. It might end up costing more than 20k, but it seems like rewarding an incompetent airline would be like giving in to a bratty child.
 
2011-11-17 07:54:46 AM  
I didn't know it could cost that much fuel to go from Alabama to Missouri, and why if that funny lookin' "L" there where the dollar sign should be?
 
2011-11-17 07:55:34 AM  

Sid_6.7: You know who else wished he had enough petroleum to keep pushing westward?


The Village People and the Pet Shop Boys?
 
2011-11-17 07:58:17 AM  

LoneDoggie: Marysue: What is a "whip-round"?

apparently it's not like a reach-around.


It's more painful and they only reach for your wallet.
 
2011-11-17 07:59:59 AM  

Soup4Bonnie: So? I'd give my left nut to get out of Alabama.


Deal!
 
2011-11-17 08:00:01 AM  
class-action lawsuit in 3... 2...

fark this airline. the passengers bought a ticket entitling them to transport from point a to point b.
 
2011-11-17 08:02:33 AM  

BurnShrike: spentmiles: nude flying (or $200-250 flight suit rental)

How much for the alcohol wipes to disinfect the seat from the fat sweaty guy (who didn't pony up the $200 for the flight suit) who had the seat before you?


Sorry about that.
 
2011-11-17 08:04:05 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: class-action lawsuit in 3... 2...

fark this airline. the passengers bought a ticket entitling them to transport from point a to point b.


Do they have class action lawsuits in India? In Europe? I only hear about them in the US. And who are you going to collect from in an insolvent fly-by-night operation?
 
2011-11-17 08:07:01 AM  
DAILY. MAIL.

Grow up, dolts.
 
2011-11-17 08:08:15 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Regardless of the company's country of origin - how the fark is this legal?


Judging from a skim of the article, the airline wasn't trying to hold anyone hostage. They had run out of money, and could presumably not pay for the fuel the plane needed to make the trip. Which, legal or not, placed the passengers in the position that they would have to pay for another ticket from a different carrier to get home. The airline presented the option of paying for the fuel as a group, which would probably be cheaper than individual tickets for all of them, and given the circumstances that's the best they could make of the situation at that point.

I'm not defending the airline here, mind you. The situation was their fault in the first place.
 
2011-11-17 08:08:45 AM  

BolloxReader: The_Original_Roxtar: class-action lawsuit in 3... 2...

fark this airline. the passengers bought a ticket entitling them to transport from point a to point b.

Do they have class action lawsuits in India? In Europe? I only hear about them in the US. And who are you going to collect from in an insolvent fly-by-night operation?


according to the article, they own at least 1 aircraft.
 
2011-11-17 08:12:43 AM  
This is why America is considered a civilized society.

Our insolvent, outmoded air carriers abstract shaking down the passengers by panhandling before congress.

Shiatest business models ever. The free-market conservatives should let these bastards drown.

/don't get me started on Amtrak
 
2011-11-17 08:14:39 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: BolloxReader: The_Original_Roxtar: class-action lawsuit in 3... 2...

fark this airline. the passengers bought a ticket entitling them to transport from point a to point b.

Do they have class action lawsuits in India? In Europe? I only hear about them in the US. And who are you going to collect from in an insolvent fly-by-night operation?

according to the article, they own at least 1 aircraft.


No, they lease it, like most airlines. They own a defunct website and maybe an office somewhere.
 
2011-11-17 08:16:31 AM  

Marysue: What is a "whip-round"?


Indeed.
 
2011-11-17 08:18:13 AM  

Aar1012: Sid_6.7: You know who else wished he had enough petroleum to keep pushing westward?

Proponents of Manifest Destiny?


The Trade Federation?
 
2011-11-17 08:20:34 AM  

Marysue: What is a "whip-round"?


Just like a reach around, but it involves a whip, apparently
 
2011-11-17 08:25:20 AM  

Sid_6.7: You know who else wished he had enough petroleum to keep pushing westward?


Joseph Stalin? George Bush in 1991? (The Abrams drank so much fuel that even Saudi Arabia couldn't keep them running, 2003 wasn't much better, you could have walked to Baghdad in the time it took us to get there.)
 
2011-11-17 08:30:22 AM  
The Whip Round:

www.cartoonstock.com
 
2011-11-17 08:30:43 AM  
I know the whole point is to get to the place you paid your airfare for. It's just my first thought was Vienna isn't such a bad place to be stranded.
 
2011-11-17 08:30:45 AM  
<b><a target="_blank" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/6739699/73109342#c73109342">Marysue </a>:</b> <i>What is a "whip-round"?</i>

it's a combination of a lefty cappuccino and a reach around.
 
2011-11-17 08:38:56 AM  
WARNING Potential threadjacking ahead:

She is in charge of the Whip Round:
i.thisislondon.co.uk
 
2011-11-17 08:42:51 AM  

Aar1012: Sid_6.7: You know who else wished he had enough petroleum to keep pushing westward?

Proponents of Manifest Destiny?


It's so nice to have fans.
 
2011-11-17 08:44:10 AM  

LoneDoggie: Marysue: What is a "whip-round"?

apparently it's not like a reach-around.


You sound like you have a small penis.
 
2011-11-17 08:44:42 AM  
Like a teenage daughter who's late home from a date, this airline is SO grounded...

Link to BBC story (new window)
 
2011-11-17 08:54:16 AM  
And this is why we pay for everything more than the morning coffee with plastic: so we have a chance of getting it back if the airline or whatever goes tango uniform.
 
2011-11-17 08:56:52 AM  
5 seconds of searching and I found flights from Vienna to London as low as €101. I would've got off the plane and told them to fark off.
 
2011-11-17 09:04:54 AM  

tutti: Fluorescent Testicle: Regardless of the company's country of origin - how the fark is this legal?

Judging from a skim of the article, the airline wasn't trying to hold anyone hostage. They had run out of money, and could presumably not pay for the fuel the plane needed to make the trip. Which, legal or not, placed the passengers in the position that they would have to pay for another ticket from a different carrier to get home. The airline presented the option of paying for the fuel as a group, which would probably be cheaper than individual tickets for all of them, and given the circumstances that's the best they could make of the situation at that point.

I'm not defending the airline here, mind you. The situation was their fault in the first place.


Fark In The Duck: WARNING Potential threadjacking ahead:

She is in charge of the Whip Round:
[i.thisislondon.co.uk image 415x660]


go on...
 
2011-11-17 09:07:42 AM  

haemaker: Shanna, they bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em buy their own gas!


farm4.static.flickr.com
/That honkey must be messin'. Got to be runnin' cold upside-down his head...
 
2011-11-17 09:10:00 AM  

Fark In The Duck: WARNING Potential threadjacking ahead:

She is in charge of the Whip Round:
[i.thisislondon.co.uk image 415x660]


You can jack my thread anytime!

/heh
//wut?
 
2011-11-17 09:19:24 AM  
It's whip-around....wHIP, just like coolwHIP.

i406.photobucket.com
 
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