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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 18
    More: Strange, Spirit Airlines, Las Vegas, San Diego, Speaking Russian, Russians, Dmitry Bitman  
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2013-05-26 04:35:35 PM  
2 votes:
Its been my experience that being rude, smelly, loud and all around obnoxious often accompanies speaking Russian, so i approve
2013-05-26 10:54:17 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:58:22 PM  
1 votes:
I guess it's up to me to speak the obviousness of the truth.....They are Russian, and all Russians are communists, and Obama is a communist, and Obama threatens America, and wargarble purple monkey dishwasher.

\America, f*ck yeah!!!!
2013-05-26 06:09:15 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-05-26 05:25:58 PM  
1 votes:

Oldiron_79: rynthetyn: Spirit is quite literally the worst air line I've ever flown. When I flew them to Chicago the day of the really big spring snow storm, they were going to have us fly with a so-so tire until the pilot refused because he didn't want to land the thing in a blizzard on a tire they'd already announced to us was iffy. Oh, and this was after they flat out lied to us and said O'Hare sassy closed, which we all called bullshiat on because we had the FAA real time airport status page open on our phones.

They may be cheap but I'd rather take Amtrak. With all Spirit's delays it's not much slower.

/CSB

Well unless you have a direct flight flying isnt that much quicker anyways between"security", layovers, and nothing ever arriving on time.


Whereas if you book an Amtrak sleeper berth you can stretch out in comfort, your meals are covered, and you can bring all the alcohol you can drink as long as you stick to drinking in your roomette. It's not a bad way to travel.
2013-05-26 05:21:20 PM  
1 votes:

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


You forgot sky hag.
2013-05-26 05:12:29 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Most places hire flight attendants. Spirit hires stewardesses.
2013-05-26 05:03:29 PM  
1 votes:

Ivo Shandor: friedo: Did you know Spirit is the only two-star rated commercial airline flying in North America? That puts them in the same company as Sudan Airways.

They're not the only one in North America. According to that site, Cubana (Cuban airline with flights to Canada and Mexico) also has a two-star rating. Which I guess sort of proves your point.


Good call. I always kinda suspected Spirit was in the company of the dirty commies.
2013-05-26 04:54:08 PM  
1 votes:

friedo: Did you know Spirit is the only two-star rated commercial airline flying in North America? That puts them in the same company as Sudan Airways.


They're not the only one in North America. According to that site, Cubana (Cuban airline with flights to Canada and Mexico) also has a two-star rating. Which I guess sort of proves your point.
2013-05-26 04:50:38 PM  
1 votes:

rynthetyn: Spirit is quite literally the worst air line I've ever flown. When I flew them to Chicago the day of the really big spring snow storm, they were going to have us fly with a so-so tire until the pilot refused because he didn't want to land the thing in a blizzard on a tire they'd already announced to us was iffy. Oh, and this was after they flat out lied to us and said O'Hare sassy closed, which we all called bullshiat on because we had the FAA real time airport status page open on our phones.

They may be cheap but I'd rather take Amtrak. With all Spirit's delays it's not much slower.

/CSB


Well unless you have a direct flight flying isnt that much quicker anyways between"security", layovers, and nothing ever arriving on time.
2013-05-26 04:48:57 PM  
1 votes:

friedo: rynthetyn: Spirit is quite literally the worst air line I've ever flown. When I flew them to Chicago the day of the really big spring snow storm, they were going to have us fly with a so-so tire until the pilot refused because he didn't want to land the thing in a blizzard on a tire they'd already announced to us was iffy. Oh, and this was after they flat out lied to us and said O'Hare sassy closed, which we all called bullshiat on because we had the FAA real time airport status page open on our phones.

They may be cheap but I'd rather take Amtrak. With all Spirit's delays it's not much slower.

/CSB

Did you know Spirit is the only two-star rated commercial airline flying in North America? That puts them in the same company as Sudan Airways.

//CCSSBB


I did not know that. I expected no frills, but I didn't expect just that level of suck. On the bright side, they're such cheapskates that they don't cancel flights unless they have to, and we were one of the only flights that actually made it into Chicago that day. Everybody else canceled early.
2013-05-26 04:47:50 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-05-26 04:45:16 PM  
1 votes:
Sounds like US Air, which incidentally flies to Tel Aviv, diverting to an airport and asking that an Orthodox Jew be arrested for praying in Hebrew.

They must use the same casting couch from the 50s in airline HR offices when hiring stewardesses.
2013-05-26 04:43:46 PM  
1 votes:

rynthetyn: Spirit is quite literally the worst air line I've ever flown. When I flew them to Chicago the day of the really big spring snow storm, they were going to have us fly with a so-so tire until the pilot refused because he didn't want to land the thing in a blizzard on a tire they'd already announced to us was iffy. Oh, and this was after they flat out lied to us and said O'Hare sassy closed, which we all called bullshiat on because we had the FAA real time airport status page open on our phones.

They may be cheap but I'd rather take Amtrak. With all Spirit's delays it's not much slower.

/CSB


Did you know Spirit is the only two-star rated commercial airline flying in North America? That puts them in the same company as Sudan Airways.

//CCSSBB
2013-05-26 04:39:05 PM  
1 votes:
Spirit is quite literally the worst air line I've ever flown. When I flew them to Chicago the day of the really big spring snow storm, they were going to have us fly with a so-so tire until the pilot refused because he didn't want to land the thing in a blizzard on a tire they'd already announced to us was iffy. Oh, and this was after they flat out lied to us and said O'Hare sassy closed, which we all called bullshiat on because we had the FAA real time airport status page open on our phones.

They may be cheap but I'd rather take Amtrak. With all Spirit's delays it's not much slower.

/CSB
2013-05-26 04:37:43 PM  
1 votes:
The Cold War never ended for some people
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2013-05-26 04:36:11 PM  
1 votes:
Well, for what it's worth, Russians tend to be belligerent assholes to begin with. Especially when they are drunk, which is nearly 24/7.
2013-05-26 04:28:39 PM  
1 votes:
I'll wait for the dashcam footage to reveal what really happened.
 
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