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(Sky News)   Dear Easy Jet, the little girl with a tiny scratch on her face has been cleared to board the flight back home. Signed, Doctor Farking Obvious   (tyneandwear.sky.com) divider line 95
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2013-06-21 08:29:08 PM
He said he couldn't say what would happen, like she was going to explode or something.

If there's one thing worse than a crying baby on a plane, it's an exploding one.
 
2013-06-21 08:32:56 PM
Boy are they full of the dumb. Their flight attendants and Pilots are farking EMTs now?

Seriously, if they are that stupid I really have doubts about their ability to do anything complicated like fly an airplane.
 
2013-06-21 08:34:18 PM

fusillade762: If there's one thing worse than a crying baby on a plane, it's an exploding one.


I disagree. I've frequently wished crying babies would just explode.
 
2013-06-21 08:38:15 PM

edmo: Boy are they full of the dumb. Their flight attendants and Pilots are farking EMTs now?
Seriously, if they are that stupid I really have doubts about their ability to do anything complicated like fly an airplane.


Being able to do things exactly by the book each and every time while erring on the side of caution to a fault are exactly the qualities that make a good commercial airline pilot.

/completely serious
 
2013-06-21 08:42:40 PM
apastdenied.ca
 
2013-06-21 08:43:09 PM
Clearly, they believed that the tyke was Patient Zero of the imminent zombie pandemic.

/Farking imbeciles.
 
2013-06-21 08:43:25 PM
Jet boy Jet Girl whats the difference?

/Can't believe I'm the first
//fark fail
 
2013-06-21 08:44:03 PM

Krieghund: edmo: Boy are they full of the dumb. Their flight attendants and Pilots are farking EMTs now?
Seriously, if they are that stupid I really have doubts about their ability to do anything complicated like fly an airplane.

Being able to do things exactly by the book each and every time while erring on the side of caution to a fault are exactly the qualities that make a good commercial airline pilot.

/completely serious


So if this kid had a band aid on her booboo and it went unnoticed that would be OK too right?
 
2013-06-21 08:44:45 PM
Every time I read something like this I'm glad I'm past the half way point of my average life expectancy. As stupid as things are getting I don't want to live through much more of this.
 
2013-06-21 08:44:49 PM
Doctor who?

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 08:45:00 PM
Don't go to Islands off France...that was their first mistake
 
2013-06-21 08:45:08 PM

albatros183: Jet boy Jet Girl whats the difference?

/Can't believe I'm the first
//fark fail


If it makes you feel better you're probably the only too.
 
2013-06-21 08:46:40 PM

Krieghund: Being able to do things exactly by the book each and every time while erring on the side of caution to a fault intoxicated just below the limit that will draw attention to yourself and making sure all of the skank whore stewardesses are on your side because they think your flirtation will whisk them away from their shiatty jobs into a better life are exactly the qualities that make a good commercial airline pilot.


/completely serious

/if you were really completely serious, you are a pilot.
//if you are really a pliot, you know I'm being serious
 
2013-06-21 08:50:22 PM
so by the sounds of this i shouldn't apply for a job as a steward
 
2013-06-21 08:50:26 PM
I bet these idiots would be willing to use a little common sense if expenses for incurred by the people they fark over came directly out of their pockets.
 
2013-06-21 08:50:53 PM

albatros183: Jet boy Jet Girl whats the difference?

/Can't believe I'm the first
//fark fail


ca plane pour moi
 
2013-06-21 08:51:29 PM

JohnCarter: Don't go to Islands off France...


Like England, for example?
 
2013-06-21 08:54:48 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: so by the sounds of this i shouldn't apply for a job as a steward


Probably not a good choice.
You sound too educated and cute for that kind of job.
Someone like you could have so many more opportunities.

Why don't we have some drinks after we land and talk about it.
 
2013-06-21 08:55:28 PM

Bslim: I bet these idiots would be willing to use a little common sense if expenses for incurred by the people they fark over came directly out of their pockets.


Well all the good press should help the company greatly. They may need to lay off a few pilots and sky waitresses...
 
2013-06-21 08:55:51 PM
Krieghund:
Being able to do things exactly by the book each and every time while erring on the side of caution to a fault are exactly the qualities that make a good commercial airline pilot.

/completely serious


I won't disagree when he is in the left hand seat. However, he dealing with customers here not the FMS. This is human relations bungle.
 
2013-06-21 09:01:53 PM
Thanks  Amelia Earhart, you ruined it for all chicks.
 
2013-06-21 09:08:01 PM

Nothing To See Here: Thanks  Amelia Earhart, you ruined it for all chicks.


This.
 
2013-06-21 09:16:10 PM
Whatever... it looked like a lesion in the photo, i dont blame them at all.
 
2013-06-21 09:17:29 PM
I keep telling people, if they can, take the bus or the train. Don't fly.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. Major airlines have already moved seats in closer to squeeze in a few more bodies and turn your trip into flying in a sardine can. Stewards and stewardesses have gotten both nastier and, apparently, stupider while Pilots, especially the captains, seem to be loosing common sense.

Then there's the TSA, which is just out of control.

You pay more for a flight now than ever before and in the past, even in coach, you felt you were flying in luxury. Now, you feel like you're flying in cargo.

The Greyhound Bus used to be an excellent way to travel. People booked vacations on them and they had special viewing busses made. The busses were clean and they had big bus stations where stops were made so you could get out, grab a bite to eat, do some shopping and continue your trip. Drivers were even replaced every so many miles so you always had an alert, fresh one.
They didn't tolerate any horse crap on the busses either back then. Give them more business and they'll get back to the excellent service they used to be.

I recently looked into trains and was delighted to find you can ride coach, get a compartment or even a 'compartment-ette' (a small, private compartment big enough for two people, complete with bathroom, sink, fold away beds, entertainment center and, if desired, meal service.) The dining cars looked great. The beds looked comfortable. The passengers looked relaxed.

The average trip was cheaper than flying. Toss more business their way and there will be more stations put up. They used to have double decker cars for vacationers who chose one of their vacation tours. The roof was mostly glass with pivot chairs so you could watch the scenery roll by.

They even have car carriers so you can take your car with you -- built with those semi-solid sides so idiots along the way can't bounce stones off your paint job.
When folks turned to planes, they as well as the busses suffered major cutbacks. Now the airlines are turning into shiat. Treating you like cattle. Maybe the next time you want to take a trip across the continent, you might try the train.

I've not heard of any bus or train throwing passengers off because they looked 'mentally handicapped', had any cuts anywhere, wouldn't shut off their cell phones or somehow pi$$ed off a stewardess.

You can't drink on a bus, but you can on a train and I've not heard of any passengers getting so obnoxiously drunk that the crew had to restrain them. Nor of a bus or train turning around to kick a passenger off.

Unless you need to go overseas, I'd say start looking at the bus or the train next time. It takes a bit longer, but the stress level is soooooo much lower.
 
2013-06-21 09:22:00 PM
So wait, they let the woman who is 7.5 months pregnant and really could have gone into early labor on the flight, but kicked out the kid with the scratch?
 
2013-06-21 09:23:43 PM

Rik01: I keep telling people, if they can, take the bus or the train. Don't fly.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. Major airlines have already moved seats in closer to squeeze in a few more bodies and turn your trip into flying in a sardine can. Stewards and stewardesses have gotten both nastier and, apparently, stupider while Pilots, especially the captains, seem to be loosing common sense.

Then there's the TSA, which is just out of control.

You pay more for a flight now than ever before and in the past, even in coach, you felt you were flying in luxury. Now, you feel like you're flying in cargo.

The Greyhound Bus used to be an excellent way to travel. People booked vacations on them and they had special viewing busses made. The busses were clean and they had big bus stations where stops were made so you could get out, grab a bite to eat, do some shopping and continue your trip. Drivers were even replaced every so many miles so you always had an alert, fresh one.
They didn't tolerate any horse crap on the busses either back then. Give them more business and they'll get back to the excellent service they used to be.

I recently looked into trains and was delighted to find you can ride coach, get a compartment or even a 'compartment-ette' (a small, private compartment big enough for two people, complete with bathroom, sink, fold away beds, entertainment center and, if desired, meal service.) The dining cars looked great. The beds looked comfortable. The passengers looked relaxed.

The average trip was cheaper than flying. Toss more business their way and there will be more stations put up. They used to have double decker cars for vacationers who chose one of their vacation tours. The roof was mostly glass with pivot chairs so you could watch the scenery roll by.

They even have car carriers so you can take your car with you -- built with those semi-solid sides so idiots along the way can't bounce stones off your paint job.
When folks turned to ...


I've always wanted to travel across the country by train. But it's about the same price as flying (in a coach seat on the train) and takes about 3 days. Sleeper cars if even available are much more expensive.
 
2013-06-21 09:27:22 PM
Too many decisions these are made by what are essentially overpaid seat warmers.
Society is doomed.
 
2013-06-21 09:29:40 PM

Rik01: I keep telling people, if they can, take the bus or the train. Don't fly.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. Major airlines have already moved seats in closer to squeeze in a few more bodies and turn your trip into flying in a sardine can. Stewards and stewardesses have gotten both nastier and, apparently, stupider while Pilots, especially the captains, seem to be loosing common sense.

Then there's the TSA, which is just out of control.

You pay more for a flight now than ever before and in the past, even in coach, you felt you were flying in luxury. Now, you feel like you're flying in cargo.

The Greyhound Bus used to be an excellent way to travel. People booked vacations on them and they had special viewing busses made. The busses were clean and they had big bus stations where stops were made so you could get out, grab a bite to eat, do some shopping and continue your trip. Drivers were even replaced every so many miles so you always had an alert, fresh one.
They didn't tolerate any horse crap on the busses either back then. Give them more business and they'll get back to the excellent service they used to be.

I recently looked into trains and was delighted to find you can ride coach, get a compartment or even a 'compartment-ette' (a small, private compartment big enough for two people, complete with bathroom, sink, fold away beds, entertainment center and, if desired, meal service.) The dining cars looked great. The beds looked comfortable. The passengers looked relaxed.

The average trip was cheaper than flying. Toss more business their way and there will be more stations put up. They used to have double decker cars for vacationers who chose one of their vacation tours. The roof was mostly glass with pivot chairs so you could watch the scenery roll by.

They even have car carriers so you can take your car with you -- built with those semi-solid sides so idiots along the way can't bounce stones off your paint job.
When folks turned to ...


i looked into a train ticket once... from new orleans to dallas.. it went first to chicago.  and took 2-3 days. till it can get me their in about the time it takes to drive, ill much prefer the drive. oh, and both the drive, and the plane fair were cheaper for that particular trip.. but flying ill agree, massive no thanks.
 
2013-06-21 09:36:42 PM

insertsnarkyusername: I've always wanted to travel across the country by train. But it's about the same price as flying (in a coach seat on the train) and takes about 3 days. Sleeper cars if even available are much more expensive.


Did it as a child. It was SO FARKING COOL! (Sleeper car, FTW) You really, really should, at least once.

Of course my inner seven year old assures me it would be just as fun as an adult as it was then.
 
2013-06-21 09:36:44 PM
Where's the hero tag for the pilot who kept a crying baby off a plane?
 
2013-06-21 09:40:05 PM

JWideman: Where's the hero tag for the pilot who kept a crying baby off a plane?


Don't forget the crying mom either!
 
2013-06-21 09:43:30 PM
Dear people who are stupid enough to fly EasyJet:This is what you get for flying EasyJet.

/the only thing worse would be Ryanair, the airline that openly admits it despises you
 
2013-06-21 09:47:18 PM

Rik01: I keep telling people, if they can, take the bus or the train. Don't fly.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. Major airlines have already moved seats in closer to squeeze in a few more bodies and turn your trip into flying in a sardine can. Stewards and stewardesses have gotten both nastier and, apparently, stupider while Pilots, especially the captains, seem to be loosing common sense.

Then there's the TSA, which is just out of control.

You pay more for a flight now than ever before and in the past, even in coach, you felt you were flying in luxury. Now, you feel like you're flying in cargo.

The Greyhound Bus used to be an excellent way to travel. People booked vacations on them and they had special viewing busses made. The busses were clean and they had big bus stations where stops were made so you could get out, grab a bite to eat, do some shopping and continue your trip. Drivers were even replaced every so many miles so you always had an alert, fresh one.
They didn't tolerate any horse crap on the busses either back then. Give them more business and they'll get back to the excellent service they used to be.

I recently looked into trains and was delighted to find you can ride coach, get a compartment or even a 'compartment-ette' (a small, private compartment big enough for two people, complete with bathroom, sink, fold away beds, entertainment center and, if desired, meal service.) The dining cars looked great. The beds looked comfortable. The passengers looked relaxed.

The average trip was cheaper than flying. Toss more business their way and there will be more stations put up. They used to have double decker cars for vacationers who chose one of their vacation tours. The roof was mostly glass with pivot chairs so you could watch the scenery roll by.

They even have car carriers so you can take your car with you -- built with those semi-solid sides so idiots along the way can't bounce stones off your paint job.
When folks turned to planes, they as well as the busses suffered major cutbacks. Now the airlines are turning into shiat. Treating you like cattle. Maybe the next time you want to take a trip across the continent, you might try the train.

I've not heard of any bus or train throwing passengers off because they looked 'mentally handicapped', had any cuts anywhere, wouldn't shut off their cell phones or somehow pi$$ed off a stewardess.

You can't drink on a bus, but you can on a train and I've not heard of any passengers getting so obnoxiously drunk that the crew had to restrain them. Nor of a bus or train turning around to kick a passenger off.

Unless you need to go overseas, I'd say start looking at the bus or the train next time. It takes a bit longer, but the stress level is soooooo much lower.


Sorry, I lost interest in your post once the pilots' "loose" self control was brought up.
/is tighting the opposite of loosing?
 
2013-06-21 09:54:44 PM
imageshack.us

That's a ginger, and I know a screamer when I see one
Should have left that thing at home where it belongs
 
2013-06-21 09:54:50 PM

Rik01: I keep telling people, if they can, take the bus or the train. Don't fly.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. Major airlines have already moved seats in closer to squeeze in a few more bodies and turn your trip into flying in a sardine can. Stewards and stewardesses have gotten both nastier and, apparently, stupider while Pilots, especially the captains, seem to be loosing common sense.

Then there's the TSA, which is just out of control.

You pay more for a flight now than ever before and in the past, even in coach, you felt you were flying in luxury. Now, you feel like you're flying in cargo.

The Greyhound Bus used to be an excellent way to travel. People booked vacations on them and they had special viewing busses made. The busses were clean and they had big bus stations where stops were made so you could get out, grab a bite to eat, do some shopping and continue your trip. Drivers were even replaced every so many miles so you always had an alert, fresh one.
They didn't tolerate any horse crap on the busses either back then. Give them more business and they'll get back to the excellent service they used to be.

I recently looked into trains and was delighted to find you can ride coach, get a compartment or even a 'compartment-ette' (a small, private compartment big enough for two people, complete with bathroom, sink, fold away beds, entertainment center and, if desired, meal service.) The dining cars looked great. The beds looked comfortable. The passengers looked relaxed.

The average trip was cheaper than flying. Toss more business their way and there will be more stations put up. They used to have double decker cars for vacationers who chose one of their vacation tours. The roof was mostly glass with pivot chairs so you could watch the scenery roll by.

They even have car carriers so you can take your car with you -- built with those semi-solid sides so idiots along the way can't bounce stones off your paint job.
When folks turned to ...


You either don't live in the US or you haven't ridden a bus long distance in the last 15-20 years. I did that once in my life, took a Greyhound from North Carolina to Texas and I would crawl that distance naked through human waste before I ever rode a bus again. About half the passengers look (and smell) like they rounded up the local homeless population to send them out of town. There will be at least 2-3 drunks that get on at every stop, reeking of booze, vomit or both.

The AC barely works or breaks somewhere along the trip, the bathroom stinks and is covered in piss within the first hour of the trip. The seats are uncomfortable and the windows are so dirty you can barely see out of them. They travel about 60 mph tops so it takes absolutely forever to get where you're going. I'd go on but I'm bringing back to many bad memories.
 
2013-06-21 10:04:34 PM

ReapTheChaos: Rik01: I keep telling people, if they can, take the bus or the train. Don't fly.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. Major airlines have already moved seats in closer to squeeze in a few more bodies and turn your trip into flying in a sardine can. Stewards and stewardesses have gotten both nastier and, apparently, stupider while Pilots, especially the captains, seem to be loosing common sense.

Then there's the TSA, which is just out of control.

You pay more for a flight now than ever before and in the past, even in coach, you felt you were flying in luxury. Now, you feel like you're flying in cargo.

The Greyhound Bus used to be an excellent way to travel. People booked vacations on them and they had special viewing busses made. The busses were clean and they had big bus stations where stops were made so you could get out, grab a bite to eat, do some shopping and continue your trip. Drivers were even replaced every so many miles so you always had an alert, fresh one.
They didn't tolerate any horse crap on the busses either back then. Give them more business and they'll get back to the excellent service they used to be.

I recently looked into trains and was delighted to find you can ride coach, get a compartment or even a 'compartment-ette' (a small, private compartment big enough for two people, complete with bathroom, sink, fold away beds, entertainment center and, if desired, meal service.) The dining cars looked great. The beds looked comfortable. The passengers looked relaxed.

The average trip was cheaper than flying. Toss more business their way and there will be more stations put up. They used to have double decker cars for vacationers who chose one of their vacation tours. The roof was mostly glass with pivot chairs so you could watch the scenery roll by.

They even have car carriers so you can take your car with you -- built with those semi-solid sides so idiots along the way can't bounce stones off your paint job.
When folks turned to ...

You either don't live in the US or you haven't ridden a bus long distance in the last 15-20 years. I did that once in my life, took a Greyhound from North Carolina to Texas and I would crawl that distance naked through human waste before I ever rode a bus again. About half the passengers look (and smell) like they rounded up the local homeless population to send them out of town. There will be at least 2-3 drunks that get on at every stop, reeking of booze, vomit or both.

The AC barely works or breaks somewhere along the trip, the bathroom stinks and is covered in piss within the first hour of the trip. The seats are uncomfortable and the windows are so dirty you can barely see out of them. They travel about 60 mph tops so it takes absolutely forever to get where you're going. I'd go on but I'm bringing back to many bad memories.


Liquor helps.

And I took enough Xanax to kill a kindergarten class. But I made it to...wherever the hell I was going. I think.
 
2013-06-21 10:22:48 PM

Rik01: I keep telling people, if they can, take the bus or the train. Don't fly.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. Major airlines have already moved seats in closer to squeeze in a few more bodies and turn your trip into flying in a sardine can. Stewards and stewardesses have gotten both nastier and, apparently, stupider while Pilots, especially the captains, seem to be loosing common sense.

Then there's the TSA, which is just out of control.

You pay more for a flight now than ever before and in the past, even in coach, you felt you were flying in luxury. Now, you feel like you're flying in cargo.

The Greyhound Bus used to be an excellent way to travel. People booked vacations on them and they had special viewing busses made. The busses were clean and they had big bus stations where stops were made so you could get out, grab a bite to eat, do some shopping and continue your trip. Drivers were even replaced every so many miles so you always had an alert, fresh one.
They didn't tolerate any horse crap on the busses either back then. Give them more business and they'll get back to the excellent service they used to be.

I recently looked into trains and was delighted to find you can ride coach, get a compartment or even a 'compartment-ette' (a small, private compartment big enough for two people, complete with bathroom, sink, fold away beds, entertainment center and, if desired, meal service.) The dining cars looked great. The beds looked comfortable. The passengers looked relaxed.

The average trip was cheaper than flying. Toss more business their way and there will be more stations put up. They used to have double decker cars for vacationers who chose one of their vacation tours. The roof was mostly glass with pivot chairs so you could watch the scenery roll by.

They even have car carriers so you can take your car with you -- built with those semi-solid sides so idiots along the way can't bounce stones off your paint job.
When folks turned to ...


We used to fly once in a while, but generally liked the train better. So we took it quite a bit.  Amtrak will also team up with Greyhound to deliver you to places beyond their stations, so that's also a help.

 They even will step up if there's problems. Once the line got stuck in Spokane, WA due to weather and they set us up in a bus to go to Seattle. That was kind of a scary ride because the driver was doing 50-60 with it snowing and covering the road and since the defroster was out a passenger was up front wiping the windows clear for him with a roll of paper towels. We all lived, but as a current bus driver, I never would've gone that fast in those conditions. Not Amtrak's fault of course, they didn't run the bus company and had no idea what the driver ended up doing, but nice of them to make sure the rest of us had a ride home instead of leaving us stranded at the end of the line. So it was appreciated.

/stopped flying after the TSA started.
 
2013-06-21 10:24:07 PM
csb

I was at the craps tables in Atlantic City with some buddies.  The guy who walked up to the table next to me was bleeding down the side of his face - like a 2 square inch open wound - and was drunk off his ass.  He picked up the dice, but when the table boss saw the side of his face he called "no throw" and banned him from the table.  Tried to send him to the casino nurse.  I was the next roller, and asked for a complete change of dice - I didn't want to get hep or something worse from that guy.

/csb
 
2013-06-21 10:24:51 PM
img.fark.net

/hot like Ruidoso on Labor Day
 
2013-06-21 10:25:16 PM

FrancoFile: csb

I was at the craps tables in Atlantic City with some buddies.  The guy who walked up to the table next to me was bleeding down the side of his face - like a 2 square inch open wound - and was drunk off his ass.  He picked up the dice, but when the table boss saw the side of his face he called "no throw" and banned him from the table.  Tried to send him to the casino nurse.  I was the next roller, and asked for a complete change of dice - I didn't want to get hep or something worse from that guy.

/csb


images4.wikia.nocookie.net

hi i'm the casino nurse!!
 
2013-06-21 10:30:25 PM
It seems likely that the airport would have EMT's on duty 24/7 along with fire fighters, etc.

Would it not have been feasible to have one of them glance at the child and give something at least approximating a medial OK, then have the parents sign a liability waiver?
 
2013-06-21 10:30:53 PM
It wasn't just any cut, it was a cut right below the kid's eye.

Better the bad PR of being overzealous in trying to make sure a tot's eye doesn't explode than being wrong, and probably facing another stupid lawsuit. "Ohhh, they should've known that such an injury at pressure could have been dangerous" etc. It was a lose-lose situation for Westjet.
 
2013-06-21 10:41:46 PM
Try riding on the bus or train in a "third world country"....   Yes, I rode the seventy miles or so on the roof of the vehicle with several other people because the inside sucked, it was über crowded and stinky...  Interestingly... taking that trip on the roof of the bus and was actually very nice... lots of fresh air and a great view of the countryside...
 
2013-06-21 10:53:41 PM
img.fark.net
Statistically speaking, the airline industry on the whole is farked.
 
2013-06-21 10:55:52 PM
So the airline has a problem with peoples body parts randomly exploding during flights?
 
2013-06-21 11:06:40 PM
I think the airline was stupid. However, the exploding eyeball excuse was bullshiat. It looks like it could possibly maybe if you squint be some sort of pock or boil or something that might be a sign of a bad contagious thing. Haven't we just recently been introduced to a new horrible plaguey death of some sort? So the crew overreacted, not for the kid's safety, but because they didn't want to go down in history as the ones who let patient zero loose on a plane.
 
2013-06-21 11:12:34 PM
Interesting how airline personnel all suddenly have honorary medical degrees. Air travel has become the equivalent of the Stanford Prisoner Experiment.
 
2013-06-21 11:12:55 PM

Rik01: I keep telling people, if they can, take the bus or the train. Don't fly


I rode up to Spokane with my friend a few weeks ago for a brief vacation/job hunting trip.  It was about 14 hours on the road but it wasn't bad, especially not with MST3K to keep us company (don't have to see the video to laugh at that) and the ability to stop wherever we wanted.  Not only that, it was WAY less than the price of a ticket for both of us.

When the vacation was over I figured I'd still have fly back.  I mean I didn't have my car up there, so I'd have to rent one, and it was only me to boot so it probably wouldn't be cheaper than a ticket.  That's what I thought anyway.  Come to find out that a plane ticket from Spokane to Reno was almost the exact same price as renting an economy car and driving it back, and thanks to some recent bizarre changes in flight plans the plane trip would involve me lugging my crap between terminals during a three hour layover in Vegas.  Then when you factored in that I had enough stuff that I was going to be over the two free bag limit (yay Southwest), it just didn't make any sense to fly.

So I grabbed an economy car from Spokane and drove it to Reno, airport to airport.  The trip wasn't really that bad, other than the part where I was driving a Toyota Yaris, one of the worst ergonomically designed vehicles ever (cupholders directly in front of the air conditioning vents, an uneven hump right under where you want to rest your foot when using the gas, NO CRUISE CONTROL), but I got to stop when I needed, take detours if I wanted, eat food that struck my fancy, and sing show tunes as loud as I felt like.  And I saved about $100 overall.  Not a bad deal.

Come September (when I head up for PAX) I'm going to drive my own car up.  Even though it gets half the gas mileage I'll still save about $100 just compared to the ticket, not to mention I can take up as much stuff as I want, eat what I want, stop when I want, and don't have to mess around with dumb-ass TSA security theater rules.  In fact I may go out of my way to flaunt as many of them as I can.  I'll load my car up with as much bottled water as possible, for one.  F%$# you, 3-ounce rule.
 
2013-06-21 11:13:14 PM

namegoeshere: So wait, they let the woman who is 7.5 months pregnant and really could have gone into early labor on the flight, but kicked out the kid with the scratch?


Came here to say that. They're concerned that the kid's scratch will somehow implode her skull once they reach 20,000 feet, but clearly have NO idea how many women go into labor in a hurricane event when the barometric pressure drops. Idiots.
 
2013-06-21 11:17:15 PM
I'm okay with this.
It's not the aircrew's job to decide that an eye wound is only superficial, it is their job NOT to fly a passenger with an injury to a very sensitive area that has not been examined by a healthcare professional. The aircrew aren't qualified to decide that, they know they are not qualified to decide that, which is exactly why they required a medical professional to make that determination.
 
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