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2012-08-10 07:47:01 AM  
May as well have been.
 
2012-08-10 07:50:09 AM  
This story warms my heart. These two poor, oppressed people rose up and demanded their rights. I want to express my solidarity, are there any colors of lapel ribbons that are still available?
 
2012-08-10 08:39:34 AM  
"In his mind, he thought everyone sympathised with him."

People live in their own little worlds.
 
2012-08-10 08:53:01 AM  
A first-class ticket from Los Angeles to Melbourne can cost upwards of $10,000, with Qantas spruiking the experience as a "private sanctuary in the sky".

That price better include BJs.
 
2012-08-10 09:12:19 AM  
Wait, "spruiking"???
 
2012-08-10 09:32:00 AM  
mojoimage.com
 
2012-08-10 10:27:04 AM  
This style of headline is clever and refreshing. Did I say clever and refreshing I meant corny and stale.
 
2012-08-10 10:27:39 AM  
Maybe they can get the lead singer from Silverchair to write a song about it.
 
2012-08-10 10:28:37 AM  
I have two sets of Qantas Business Class PJs, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-08-10 10:28:44 AM  
ftpcontent.worldnow.com
 
2012-08-10 10:29:06 AM  
Was the problem with the offered pajamas that they were too short or not designed for fat people?
 
2012-08-10 10:31:27 AM  
pyjamas? Never seen that spelling.

flucto: Wait, "spruiking"???


also this.
 
2012-08-10 10:31:59 AM  
I've made that flight in cattle class several times. It can be pretty brutal. Honestly, for 10 grand I'd be a bit annoyed if they didn't have pyjamas that fit me as were promised, but I wouldn't get in a snit and leave the plane over it. At least, I like to think I wouldn't. I guess I'll never know, really.
 
2012-08-10 10:36:00 AM  
You were right the first time, subby.

/childishness knows no age
 
2012-08-10 10:37:11 AM  
As a professional spruiker, I'm getting a kick out of these replies
 
2012-08-10 10:37:56 AM  

maudibjr: pyjamas? Never seen that spelling.

flucto: Wait, "spruiking"???

also this.


God damnit, this is AMERICA, I shouldn't have to learn foreign (English) words or spelling methodologies.

Nor should I have to use a dictionary that might be freely available on the USAwebs.
 
2012-08-10 10:38:59 AM  
Is that pronounced pie-jamas or pee-jamas?
 
2012-08-10 10:40:15 AM  

numbone: Is that pronounced pie-jamas or pee-jamas?


It's pee jays.
 
2012-08-10 10:41:42 AM  
Obviously Mr. "expert in industrial and organisational psychology" was trying to get a job with Qantas by showing how easy it is to disrupt "employee wellbeing" by merely being a massive wang.

Well played, obese wealthy psychologist...well played...
 
2012-08-10 10:42:29 AM  
If you can afford the ticket, you can afford to bring your own PJs.
 
2012-08-10 10:45:19 AM  

Persnickety: numbone: Is that pronounced pie-jamas or pee-jamas?

It's pee jays.


Peeing jays HURTS.
 
2012-08-10 10:47:55 AM  
I hope they bought pajama insurance.
 
2012-08-10 10:48:09 AM  

Tiiba: Persnickety: numbone: Is that pronounced pie-jamas or pee-jamas?

It's pee jays.

Peeing jays HURTS.


And it makes them wet and smelly and hard to light.
 
2012-08-10 10:49:43 AM  
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"Qantas never crashed."
 
2012-08-10 10:52:26 AM  

Diogenes: A first-class ticket from Los Angeles to Melbourne can cost upwards of $10,000, with Qantas spruiking the experience as a "private sanctuary in the sky".

That price better include BJs.


It does, but it does not include a second checked bag. That's $75 extra.
 
2012-08-10 10:53:21 AM  
That couple's reaction seems a little INXS.
 
2012-08-10 10:56:22 AM  
fat people all have and wear the same type of "pajammas": baggy sweat pants and baggy t shirt. Just wear that when you board the plane. Bonus: makes security a breeze. However for 10 grand, the booze better be flowing. That's when I would complain. "sir you've already had 10 double screwdrivers. So what, I'm not driving and we've got 8 more hours to go. Fark you, serve me"
 
2012-08-10 10:56:42 AM  

flucto: This story warms my heart. These two poor, oppressed people rose up and demanded their rights. I want to express my solidarity, are there any colors of lapel ribbons that are still available?


I'm sorry we have run out of ribbons. Would you like us to halt the thread for 30 minutes while you remove your baggage?
;)
 
2012-08-10 11:00:10 AM  
As a frequent flier it never ceases to amaze me at what people will get upset about. However if that fattie thought that folks would be sympathetic he's delusional at best. Should have just sat back and demanded more cognac/wine/drink of choice. It's what I do on those flights when something isn't going my way. I find that enough alcohol will cure just about any (perceived) injustice.
 
2012-08-10 11:03:16 AM  
As much as I feel it's okay to despise these people for thinking they need 10 grand worth of a luxury for a flight over the Atlantic, for 10 grand, I better get to pick the nubile Olympic athlete that rubs me down with hot oil and her own tan flesh before giving my neatly pressed pajamas with a ribbon around them...
 
2012-08-10 11:14:02 AM  

Mr Guy: As much as I feel it's okay to despise these people for thinking they need 10 grand worth of a luxury for a flight over the Atlantic, for 10 grand, I better get to pick the nubile Olympic athlete that rubs me down with hot oil and her own tan flesh before giving my neatly pressed pajamas with a ribbon around them...



I assume the pilot was a descendant of Douglas Corrigan?
 
2012-08-10 11:15:40 AM  

Mr Guy: As much as I feel it's okay to despise these people for thinking they need 10 grand worth of a luxury for a flight over the Atlantic, for 10 grand, I better get to pick the nubile Olympic athlete that rubs me down with hot oil and her own tan flesh before giving my neatly pressed pajamas with a ribbon around them...


Um, the Atlantic?
 
2012-08-10 11:22:31 AM  
since I always sleep naked I'm having trouble getting a kick out of this story

/especially on international flights
 
2012-08-10 11:24:54 AM  

Mcbobster: Mr Guy: As much as I feel it's okay to despise these people for thinking they need 10 grand worth of a luxury for a flight over the Atlantic, for 10 grand, I better get to pick the nubile Olympic athlete that rubs me down with hot oil and her own tan flesh before giving my neatly pressed pajamas with a ribbon around them...

Um, the Atlantic?


Yeah, you know, Qantas flies that place with the schnitzels and lederhosen.
 
2012-08-10 11:33:47 AM  

flucto: Mcbobster: Mr Guy: As much as I feel it's okay to despise these people for thinking they need 10 grand worth of a luxury for a flight over the Atlantic, for 10 grand, I better get to pick the nubile Olympic athlete that rubs me down with hot oil and her own tan flesh before giving my neatly pressed pajamas with a ribbon around them...

Um, the Atlantic?

Yeah, you know, Qantas flies that place with the schnitzels and lederhosen.


You know who else Qantas likes to fly in pajamas.
 
2012-08-10 11:38:48 AM  
That's hardcore. I do that flight, up the front end of the plane,once every 6 weeks or so. I like my Qantas Jim-Jams, but I´m not getting off the flight to wait another 24 hours at LAX just to get them!
 
2012-08-10 11:40:31 AM  

Mcbobster: Mr Guy: As much as I feel it's okay to despise these people for thinking they need 10 grand worth of a luxury for a flight over the Atlantic, for 10 grand, I better get to pick the nubile Olympic athlete that rubs me down with hot oil and her own tan flesh before giving my neatly pressed pajamas with a ribbon around them...

Um, the Atlantic?


Duh, how else do you expect to get from LAX to Europe?

500motivators.com
 
2012-08-10 11:47:39 AM  
As much as it pains me to defend these people, the article says that first class tickets on that flight cost "upwards of" $10,000 per. Whether you're sitting in coach or in 1st class, you're going to get from Point A to Point B. Airlines are able to charge such a premium only because they offer certain amenities to people who are willing to pay for them. The article doesn't say, but I doubt the couple was offered a partial refund when Qantas found that it couldn't live up to its end of the bargain. It's fashionable to hate the rich (and that goes double for the rich and fat), but based on the info in the article, I'm on the couple's side.
 
2012-08-10 12:00:51 PM  

Krieghund: Mcbobster: Mr Guy: As much as I feel it's okay to despise these people for thinking they need 10 grand worth of a luxury for a flight over the Atlantic, for 10 grand, I better get to pick the nubile Olympic athlete that rubs me down with hot oil and her own tan flesh before giving my neatly pressed pajamas with a ribbon around them...

Um, the Atlantic?

Duh, how else do you expect to get from LAX to Europe?

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Hah. But really. Austria is a turd. I mean the scenery is second to none. The Alps are a beautiful thing. But the cities in Austria are just square, grey concrete buildings. There's a nice historic area in one of those cities....damn if I can't remember. Innsbrook I think? Anyways,. Ill be passing through there again next month.

/straight through
 
2012-08-10 01:20:39 PM  
I know the first class passengers have their own little cubicles, but I'd feel weird as hell wearing pajamas on an airplane.

/I remember reading about rich oil sheikhs buying personal A380s when they first came out. One sheikh wanted a stable on the plane for his racehorses. Airbus had to explain to another disgruntled sheikh that no, he couldn't have an open fireplace on board, sorry.
 
2012-08-10 01:25:17 PM  

Trapper439: I know the first class passengers have their own little cubicles, but I'd feel weird as hell wearing pajamas on an airplane.

Even business class on Qantas has little shells around the seats. If you're on a 16 hour flight and expect a good 8 hours sleep, PJs look real good. Plus, Qantas 747s have what the crew refer to a "mood lighting". It's an LED array actually simulates sunset and a midnight glow during sleeping hours, then sunrise before they start breakfast service. I haven't flown one of their 380s, so I can't comment on what happens there.

The upper deck of the 747 on QF is a nice ride... a cozy little room filled with business class seats on top of a giant machine, removed from the vast majority of passengers.

 
2012-08-10 01:25:52 PM  
D'oh! Quote fail...
 
2012-08-10 02:55:53 PM  

Rostin: As much as it pains me to defend these people, the article says that first class tickets on that flight cost "upwards of" $10,000 per. Whether you're sitting in coach or in 1st class, you're going to get from Point A to Point B. Airlines are able to charge such a premium only because they offer certain amenities to people who are willing to pay for them. The article doesn't say, but I doubt the couple was offered a partial refund when Qantas found that it couldn't live up to its end of the bargain. It's fashionable to hate the rich (and that goes double for the rich and fat), but based on the info in the article, I'm on the couple's side.


No this isn't ok at all and you're an idiot for thinking so. You make a stink about it, lodge a complaint, and then follow-up when you get to Melbourne. You don't delay the flight for the other 400 people because of sleepwear.

If you're so goddamn fat you can't fit into their one-size-fits-all pj's and need the special XL size you bring that up when you make the booking. They even offered the business class style pj's but they apparently needed silk pants to fart in.

And I'd be shocked if this douche was paying $10,000 out of pocket. 1st class is nearly always upgrades or corporate tickets, very few travelers buy a 1st class ticket straight up.
 
2012-08-10 03:33:41 PM  

Lunchlady: Rostin: As much as it pains me to defend these people, the article says that first class tickets on that flight cost "upwards of" $10,000 per. Whether you're sitting in coach or in 1st class, you're going to get from Point A to Point B. Airlines are able to charge such a premium only because they offer certain amenities to people who are willing to pay for them. The article doesn't say, but I doubt the couple was offered a partial refund when Qantas found that it couldn't live up to its end of the bargain. It's fashionable to hate the rich (and that goes double for the rich and fat), but based on the info in the article, I'm on the couple's side.

No this isn't ok at all and you're an idiot for thinking so. You make a stink about it, lodge a complaint, and then follow-up when you get to Melbourne. You don't delay the flight for the other 400 people because of sleepwear.


You know how sometimes mean older brothers hit their younger, weaker siblings with their own hands while saying, "Stop hitting yourself.. why are you hitting yourself?" Claiming that this couple delayed the flight is kind of like that. Whether the couple paid out of pocket, upgraded, used points, or whatever, is irrelevant. It was the airline's responsibility to provide the level of service that they agreed to before anyone got on the plane, and it was the airline's responsibility to make it right when they discovered that they couldn't. It was the airline who tried to use the rest of the passengers as hostages to blackmail the couple into being more compliant so that it could avoid the expense of making things right. The only thing the couple is guilty of is calling Qantas' bluff.
 
2012-08-10 03:45:37 PM  

Rostin: Lunchlady: Rostin: As much as it pains me to defend these people, the article says that first class tickets on that flight cost "upwards of" $10,000 per. Whether you're sitting in coach or in 1st class, you're going to get from Point A to Point B. Airlines are able to charge such a premium only because they offer certain amenities to people who are willing to pay for them. The article doesn't say, but I doubt the couple was offered a partial refund when Qantas found that it couldn't live up to its end of the bargain. It's fashionable to hate the rich (and that goes double for the rich and fat), but based on the info in the article, I'm on the couple's side.

No this isn't ok at all and you're an idiot for thinking so. You make a stink about it, lodge a complaint, and then follow-up when you get to Melbourne. You don't delay the flight for the other 400 people because of sleepwear.

You know how sometimes mean older brothers hit their younger, weaker siblings with their own hands while saying, "Stop hitting yourself.. why are you hitting yourself?" Claiming that this couple delayed the flight is kind of like that. Whether the couple paid out of pocket, upgraded, used points, or whatever, is irrelevant. It was the airline's responsibility to provide the level of service that they agreed to before anyone got on the plane, and it was the airline's responsibility to make it right when they discovered that they couldn't. It was the airline who tried to use the rest of the passengers as hostages to blackmail the couple into being more compliant so that it could avoid the expense of making things right. The only thing the couple is guilty of is calling Qantas' bluff.


You are either trolling or retarded. I bet you blame the car when you pop a tire.
 
2012-08-10 04:46:10 PM  

Lunchlady: Rostin: Lunchlady: Rostin: As much as it pains me to defend these people, the article says that first class tickets on that flight cost "upwards of" $10,000 per. Whether you're sitting in coach or in 1st class, you're going to get from Point A to Point B. Airlines are able to charge such a premium only because they offer certain amenities to people who are willing to pay for them. The article doesn't say, but I doubt the couple was offered a partial refund when Qantas found that it couldn't live up to its end of the bargain. It's fashionable to hate the rich (and that goes double for the rich and fat), but based on the info in the article, I'm on the couple's side.

No this isn't ok at all and you're an idiot for thinking so. You make a stink about it, lodge a complaint, and then follow-up when you get to Melbourne. You don't delay the flight for the other 400 people because of sleepwear.

You know how sometimes mean older brothers hit their younger, weaker siblings with their own hands while saying, "Stop hitting yourself.. why are you hitting yourself?" Claiming that this couple delayed the flight is kind of like that. Whether the couple paid out of pocket, upgraded, used points, or whatever, is irrelevant. It was the airline's responsibility to provide the level of service that they agreed to before anyone got on the plane, and it was the airline's responsibility to make it right when they discovered that they couldn't. It was the airline who tried to use the rest of the passengers as hostages to blackmail the couple into being more compliant so that it could avoid the expense of making things right. The only thing the couple is guilty of is calling Qantas' bluff.

You are either trolling or retarded. I bet you blame the car when you pop a tire.


And I bet you let people take advantage of you all the time because you can't stand the thought of being disliked. Then you go on the internet where you can anonymously vent your pent-up frustration at strangers by calling them names.
 
2012-08-10 05:21:28 PM  

Rostin: Lunchlady: Rostin: Lunchlady: Rostin: As much as it pains me to defend these people, the article says that first class tickets on that flight cost "upwards of" $10,000 per. Whether you're sitting in coach or in 1st class, you're going to get from Point A to Point B. Airlines are able to charge such a premium only because they offer certain amenities to people who are willing to pay for them. The article doesn't say, but I doubt the couple was offered a partial refund when Qantas found that it couldn't live up to its end of the bargain. It's fashionable to hate the rich (and that goes double for the rich and fat), but based on the info in the article, I'm on the couple's side.

No this isn't ok at all and you're an idiot for thinking so. You make a stink about it, lodge a complaint, and then follow-up when you get to Melbourne. You don't delay the flight for the other 400 people because of sleepwear.

You know how sometimes mean older brothers hit their younger, weaker siblings with their own hands while saying, "Stop hitting yourself.. why are you hitting yourself?" Claiming that this couple delayed the flight is kind of like that. Whether the couple paid out of pocket, upgraded, used points, or whatever, is irrelevant. It was the airline's responsibility to provide the level of service that they agreed to before anyone got on the plane, and it was the airline's responsibility to make it right when they discovered that they couldn't. It was the airline who tried to use the rest of the passengers as hostages to blackmail the couple into being more compliant so that it could avoid the expense of making things right. The only thing the couple is guilty of is calling Qantas' bluff.

You are either trolling or retarded. I bet you blame the car when you pop a tire.

And I bet you let people take advantage of you all the time because you can't stand the thought of being disliked. Then you go on the internet where you can anonymously vent your pent-up frustration ...


You nailed it Freud.

What would you have had the airline do? Go out shopping for silk pajamas? The 11:30 to Melbourne is the last Qantas flight of the day on an A380 with this 1st class product so they couldn't go borrow pj's from the other Qantas flights as they would have been no better than the business class ones they already declined.

Again, adults lodge a complaint with the airline when they return. Qantas probably loves getting corporate travelers to pay for 1st class so they would have bent over backwards to make it up to them back in Melbourne, which I'm sure they tried to do in LAX. If you really truly give a shiat about your pj's then you get off the flight and as you point out Qantas is obligated to put them on the next available flight because they didn't fulfill their promised obligations. You don't piss and moan like a spoiled child and then expect the 400 people you're inconveniencing to take pity on you.

And no, the airline didn't "hold them hostage". Luggage on an airplane that big is held in containers and unless their luggage was in the first one they would need to take the others out first and then put them all back in and then go back through the checks.

We're not talking about buying a computer that doesn't run as fast as advertised. If they don't have the pajamas, they don't have the pajamas, biatching about it won't get them for you any faster.
 
2012-08-10 06:46:55 PM  
Tickets can cost $10, 000 and they can't provide pajamas in every size?

That said, I wouldn't give a fark about pajamas. Just wear a t-shirt and regular pants that comfy and loose, and I can sleep like that.

also, since I fit an adult medium no problem(more towards small, but medium for comfort) I doubt they'd ever be out of my size.
 
2012-08-10 08:13:00 PM  

indylaw: This style of headline is clever and refreshing. Did I say clever and refreshing I meant corny and stale.


You submitted this with a better headline I suppose.

/dismissed
 
2012-08-10 08:43:45 PM  
Qantas makes a BFD about their pyjamas in their advertising - so not surprising that a couple that paid around 20K to fly (which is around 15 times what you pay in cattle for the same flight) chucked their bickies. If Qantas hadn't made such a BFD about their pyjamas, less of a fark would have been probably given.
 
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