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(Opposing Views)   Did Spirit Airlines decide to kick a group of people off the plane because they a.) were caught with weapons, b.) attempted a mass orgy in the bathroom or c.) spoke Russian? Hint: It's not the one subby wishes it was   (opposingviews.com) divider line 70
    More: Strange, Spirit Airlines, Las Vegas, San Diego, Speaking Russian, Russians, Dmitry Bitman  
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2013-05-26 07:57:19 PM  
I'll see your "Spirit sucks man" and raise you an Aeroflot.
 
2013-05-26 08:14:09 PM  
Let's see my choice is:

(A) Listen to someone else's inane conversation in a language I can understand
(B) Listen to someone else's inane conversation in a language I cannot understand

I'm going with (B) - I can still converse with another passenger (with my damn inside voice), read, listen to music, etc.  (A) just pisses me off.

/yes I have asked adult airline/train passengers to please use their indoor voices
//the reactions are predictable - typically including rather inspiring speeches about the freedoms won by the purchase of a ticket
///when I ask children to use their indoor voices, they are typically polite about it
 
2013-05-26 08:31:38 PM  

Oldiron_79: Deathfrogg: Oldiron_79:

So Messicans are witches because they dont speak the Queen's English?

Thats pretty much the attitude in Arizona, Alabama and South Carolina. As well as a few other states. There was a woman on the news just a couple years ago who made herself fifteen minutes famous for throwing people out of her restaurant if they were speaking their native language to each other. She posted "English Only" signs all over the place. What became obvious was that she was just a nativist, racist asshole.

In other words, a perfect TeaPottier type.

Wow, do I need to offer the services of my larger scales?


I'll bring the ducks.
 
2013-05-26 09:05:48 PM  
My girlfriend is currently in Florida training to be a  flight attendant with Spirit. She used to be a special education teacher with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) but given how the Rahm is tearing apart the district she felt that Spirit would provide her with a better work environment. Thing is... I'm afraid she's right.
 
2013-05-26 09:09:41 PM  
Well, I guess we know they'll never make it flying international routes
 
2013-05-26 10:50:55 PM  

Rozinante: awalkingecho: BitwiseShift: They must use the same casting couch from the 50s in airline HR offices when hiring stewardesses.

Apparently you still use the same terminology as they did in the 50s for flight attendants, so it fits.

Peanut tossers? Air mattresses? Sky waitresses? Stewie doesn't sound so bad now.


The preferred nomenclature is "stewpersons."
 
2013-05-26 10:53:56 PM  
As someone about to fly Spirit for the first time in the coming days, I'm really getting a kick out of these replies!

/i bought first and read reviews later
//Is making damn sure his carry on is under the chargable size.
 
2013-05-26 10:54:17 PM  

Bonobo62: Rozinante: awalkingecho: BitwiseShift: They must use the same casting couch from the 50s in airline HR offices when hiring stewardesses.

Apparently you still use the same terminology as they did in the 50s for flight attendants, so it fits.

Peanut tossers? Air mattresses? Sky waitresses? Stewie doesn't sound so bad now.

The preferred nomenclature is "stewpersons."


Flightslut
 
2013-05-26 10:55:57 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: My girlfriend is currently in Florida training to be a  flight attendant with Spirit. She used to be a special education teacher with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) but given how the Rahm is tearing apart the district she felt that Spirit would provide her with a better work environment. Thing is... I'm afraid she's right.


Awesome. Ask her to wear the uniform during sexy time.

I mean, WONT ANYONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN
 
2013-05-26 11:02:07 PM  
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Just the usual RAVs?
 
2013-05-26 11:47:04 PM  

Rozinante: awalkingecho: BitwiseShift: They must use the same casting couch from the 50s in airline HR offices when hiring stewardesses.

Apparently you still use the same terminology as they did in the 50s for flight attendants, so it fits.

Peanut tossers? Air mattresses? Sky waitresses? Stewie doesn't sound so bad now.


Trolley dollies.
 
2013-05-27 03:12:25 AM  
Makarov: Remember- no Russian.
 
2013-05-27 03:14:44 AM  

Bonobo62: Rozinante: awalkingecho: BitwiseShift: They must use the same casting couch from the 50s in airline HR offices when hiring stewardesses.

Apparently you still use the same terminology as they did in the 50s for flight attendants, so it fits.

Peanut tossers? Air mattresses? Sky waitresses? Stewie doesn't sound so bad now.

The preferred nomenclature is "stewpersons."


Sounds like the meat counter in cannibal country.
 
2013-05-27 05:46:28 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Oldiron_79: Deathfrogg: Oldiron_79:

So Messicans are witches because they dont speak the Queen's English?

Thats pretty much the attitude in Arizona, Alabama and South Carolina. As well as a few other states. There was a woman on the news just a couple years ago who made herself fifteen minutes famous for throwing people out of her restaurant if they were speaking their native language to each other. She posted "English Only" signs all over the place. What became obvious was that she was just a nativist, racist asshole.

In other words, a perfect TeaPottier type.

Wow, do I need to offer the services of my larger scales?

I'll bring the ducks.


SCIENCE
 
2013-05-27 07:45:26 AM  
This is Spirit Airlines we're talking about, these people were better off being left back at the terminal.
 
2013-05-27 10:03:58 AM  

Radak: Rozinante: Peanut tossers? Air mattresses? Sky waitresses? Stewie doesn't sound so bad now.

You forgot sky hag.


Hostitute. Learned that one from the daughter of a long-time Delta pilot.
 
2013-05-27 10:07:33 AM  

Deathfrogg: Satanic_Hamster: Sounds like they were just being belligerent/rude/loud...

Slavic languages always sounds like that. It's like Mandarin Chinese always sounds like people are having an argument, or Vietnamese sounds somewhat condescending.

At least to Yankee ears.

Russians and Bulgarians and such sound belligerent just because its an aspect of how their languages function. The tones and rhythms bear no correlation to the Germanic languages that English is descended from. But Yankee English speakers, like any other native speaker of a particular language, interpret the sounds and tones of an unknown language within the context of their own linguistic rhythms, and the emotional construct that those tones convey within the context of their own linguistic tradition.

Imagine the first Spanish to interact with the Chinese back in the late 1500s. They must have felt like they'd just landed on Mars. Their answer to that problem they had in the Americas was to ban the domestic languages altogether and force the natives to learn Spanish, under pain of death.

An awful lot of witchcraft prosecutions under the Spanish conquistadors were entirely based on the idea that they couldn't understand the language being spoken, and therefore it had to be some sort of sorcery. They systematically butchered millions of people for that reason alone.


Yeah, except a lot of Russians/Ukrainians sound rude and belligerent when they speak English, too. Because they're rude and belligerent. I spent a couple weeks once working daily with Russian-speakers in Ukraine, and it never sounded rude to me. Just a lot of szhuzhing sounds.
 
2013-05-27 10:14:30 AM  
The airline worker went on to say the group had been talking too loudly and ignored requests for them to lower their voices. The Russians, however, say they never heard heed any warnings.

That looks better.
 
2013-05-27 11:04:56 AM  
this is amerika! sit down! shut up! hope the plane don't fall out of the sky, where you think u at??!? russia??!!??
 
2013-05-27 11:55:52 AM  

Betep: I'll see your "Spirit sucks man" and raise you an Aeroflot.


That may have been true up to the 80s and early 90s.

But, ff you didn't mind hanging out in a bar for several hours then Aeroflot was for you. The exact moment that any Aeroflot plane got to cruising altitude, at least a hundred cigarettes were simultaneously light and fifty bottles of alcohol were opened.  Of course, it sucked bigtime if you were a nonsmoker.  Many quaint things about Russian air travel are now changing.  Russians used to always applaud when the airplane landed safely.  Now you hardly ever hear it.

You do still get a basic meal flying Russian domestic airlines.  free meal service  is long gone here in the USA.  I fly at least a handful of different countries' domestic airlines every year in my business.  Since the countries I visit changes from year to year it's easier for me to witness first-hand how things are changing.  It's sad to see USA domestic airlines become more like Aeroflot of the late 70s -- rude and mean except without the trade-off features of smoking and binge drinking.

This is the airline I fly when I'm traveling in Russia.

www.ljplus.ru

NOT to be confused with...


behance.vo.llnwd.net

/inside joke
 
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