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(The Consumerist)   I didn't read the terms and conditions of the Delta SkyMiles program and they kicked me out. Can you help me get their CEO sent to Guantanamo Bay?   (consumerist.com) divider line 20
    More: Dumbass, Guantanamo Bay, SkyMiles, frequent flyer programs, plain meaning  
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14555 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Nov 2012 at 8:54 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-13 05:09:20 PM  
25 votes:
I was told there's always room for cello
2012-11-13 07:16:44 PM  
11 votes:

scottydoesntknow: I was told there's always room for cello


Airports do what they can to prevent violins.
2012-11-13 09:05:25 PM  
10 votes:
Sucks to be banned for cello putting.

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2012-11-13 09:42:08 PM  
6 votes:
So if you're fat, can you get banned for using Mr. Right Ass Cheek's miles?
2012-11-13 09:47:08 PM  
5 votes:
Airline passengers never like sitting next to a-holes. Apparently, nor do they like sitting next to f-holes.
2012-11-13 09:18:07 PM  
2 votes:

zzrhardy: Douchebage airline vs Consumerist poster.

It's like watching the 2 people you hare most slug it out.


It doesn't matter. The tortoise would totally win that fight.
2012-11-13 09:08:07 PM  
2 votes:

oryx: If a corporation can be a person, why not a cello?


I can't see a cello screwing up worse than Enron.
2012-11-13 11:47:56 PM  
1 votes:
I've been bumped by a million miler cello before, so I'm getting a kick...
2012-11-13 11:42:48 PM  
1 votes:

7FARK7: Every paid seat on the Airline should earn frequent flyer miles for whoever paid for the seat, regardless of how many seats were purchased or whether or not there is even a human in the seat.


So if you buy tickets for your family, or if a company reimburses the travel they should get all the points?

You can do that, but then you would need to adjust the program (e.g. when you hit bonus levels, award tiers, etc)
2012-11-13 10:46:22 PM  
1 votes:

whatsupchuck: The airline is getting a regular paying customer (the cello) that doesn't eat free peanuts, drink free soda, clog up the flying toilets, cry, get drunk or insult the flight attendants. You'd think they'd want as many musical instruments on board as they could possibly manage.


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2012-11-13 10:43:43 PM  
1 votes:

zzrhardy: Douchebage airline vs Consumerist poster.

It's like watching the 2 people you hare most slug it out.


Lynn Harrell is not a "Consumerist poster". His blog post was re-posted by someone else.

Gyrfalcon: Sorry, anyone who writes in to Consumerist with a problem automatically deserves to be beaten with a sack of doorknobs, no matter how valid their complaint.


Sorry, anyone who comments without RTFA automatically deserves to be beaten with a sack of doorknobs, no matter how many five-dollar bills they've thrown at Drew's feet.
2012-11-13 10:22:04 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: I was told there's always room for cello


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/See, it works on two levels 'cause he makes a jello joke in the second move and she was a cellist and uh... OK I'll shut up now...
2012-11-13 10:18:05 PM  
1 votes:

crypticsatellite: I once saw YoYo Ma do the same thing. I wonder if they'll go after him next...


What'd you say about my yo ma?
2012-11-13 10:12:08 PM  
1 votes:

gingerjet:

/completely farked up PR move by Delta


Especially since the cellist is a mega-superstar in the classical world. Next to Yo-Yo, he's probably the #2 guy in America. On top of that he's really nice and cordial, he's like the Tom Hanks of Cello. This story happened a while ago and every cellist knows about it. It's not like a cello boycott will do a lot of damage, but at least Delta will lose 2 sales for every cellist that chooses another airline. Screwing with Lynn Harrell is like picking on Mr. Rogers.
2012-11-13 10:11:50 PM  
1 votes:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: scottydoesntknow: I was told there's always room for cello

Airports do what they can to prevent violins.


True, but they don't have any reason to be such a pianist wrinkle about it.
2012-11-13 09:55:41 PM  
1 votes:
Now he'll never get to fly from Philadelphia to Cleveland with two layovers in Atlanta
2012-11-13 09:41:46 PM  
1 votes:
The fact that a rule exists doesn't by virtue make the rule not retarded, and by extension I find not following such rules to be acceptable. Naturally this leaves one who takes that path to deal with the consequences of their actions as modern society, especially the no-faces and minimum wage drones of corporations, often doesn't have any sense of altruism or common sense, but does have plenty of power to catch people with bullshiat "got'cha" rules to make themselves feel better about their shiatty lives and how nothing turned out like they hoped for. It may not be a shiny TSA badge, but it still puts an atom of warmth in their chilly little hearts.

In other words, fark Delta. And fark subby for being part of the problem.
2012-11-13 09:38:35 PM  
1 votes:
The airline is getting a regular paying customer (the cello) that doesn't eat free peanuts, drink free soda, clog up the flying toilets, cry, get drunk or insult the flight attendants. You'd think they'd want as many musical instruments on board as they could possibly manage.
2012-11-13 09:30:11 PM  
1 votes:
Sorry, anyone who writes in to Consumerist with a problem automatically deserves to be beaten with a sack of doorknobs, no matter how valid their complaint.
2012-11-13 09:08:22 PM  
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: Wait...based off the way I am reading this, Delta is the asshat here, not the OP.

I presume he is paying full price for the second seat that is occupied by the instrument. So, if that is the case, who the fark cares if it is a living, breathing human, dog, pet rock, imaginary friend or musical instrument.

Money is being spent for a second seat and that is that.

What am I missing here?


I recently paid full price for a non-refundable ticket from LAX to Tokyo that I had to forfeit because my travel plans suddenly changed. The miles from that leg of my trip would not be granted because I was not physically present on the flight, even though for all intents and purposes I had 1. already paid for the ticket and 2. saved the plane money by not taking a seat on board.

In this case too, the guy may not feel like it, but by buying a seat for his cello (something that can't accrue miles on its own) he isn't also buying the rights to the flight miles.

It doesn't feel right, but them's the breaks.
 
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