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2013-09-30 04:12:56 PM
4 votes:

apotheosis27: worth repeating...

"We have massive amounts of data," says Delta CEO Richard Anderson. "We know who you are.


My first stab at a headline was
'We have massive amounts of data,' says Delta CEO Richard Anderson.  'We know who you are.  We just don't know where your luggage is'
2013-09-30 01:27:31 PM
4 votes:

RedPhoenix122: "The sides are not included in the price of a steak," he says. "Airline ticket prices should reflect the costs incurred by the individual passenger."

Where are you buying your steak?


Well, to be fair, people who work for airlines have demonstrated that they do not fully comprehend food.
2013-09-30 02:30:52 PM
3 votes:

AntonChigger: kidgenius: factoryconnection: nmrsnr: I believe that's called "buying an extra ticket" and it's not exactly a new service.

I saw that earlier, but I believe instead it is either a bet by the passenger or a conditional fee that if there is an unfilled seat they will move them to be next to the fee-payer.

RedPhoenix122: Where are you buying your steak?

Steakhouses traditionally charge for sides a la carte, even if Outback gives you one with your slab o'beef.

I'm with Subby, though.  United doesn't even give out peanuts or pretzels anymore, and that's just a kick in the nuts given how horrible it is to connect through Dulles (cramped yet sprawling) or O'Hare (O'Delays).  USAir doesn't show movies, nor provide any entertainment system for cross-country flights like CLT-SAN that I flew last week.

Delta gives you drinks, a choice of peanuts/pretzels/Biscoffs, and always has a movie if not on-demand for cross-country flights.  Anything 737-sized or bigger gets entertainment included.

On Southwest they hold a basket of various snacks and say "take as many as you'd like"

This.  Southwest airlines is awesome.  They do their job well, and I've never been treated like shiat.


Unless you are specifically into that, in which case, they always stop when you say your safeword.  Mine is "teacups."
2013-09-30 04:13:56 PM
2 votes:

LineNoise: Hell, where else can you plop down on a bar stool and order a beer at 9am and not be judged?


LOL! The alcoholic shakes his tiny fist at the flip-flop people.
2013-09-30 03:14:00 PM
2 votes:

LineNoise: vrax: LineNoise: I always get the suspicion that the people who complain the most about this stuff are the same people who get on a flight wearing flip flops, sweat pants, and a Nascar tshirt.

You look down upon people who want to be comfortable when they fly?  Do you scowl at them as you lift the tea to your lips, pinky held high?

What about airline travel makes people think they can look like an absolute slob when they do it. Is that 3 hour flight to St Louis really such a burden on you that you need to dress like you were going to bed or the gym to get on it?

You looking like a slob just cheapens the experience for everyone else on the plane. Then everyone acts all shocked when the airlines follow suit.


Don't you have a gym to get to?

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2013-09-30 01:22:25 PM
2 votes:
"The sides are not included in the price of a steak," he says. "Airline ticket prices should reflect the costs incurred by the individual passenger."

Where are you buying your steak?
2013-09-30 05:54:20 PM
1 votes:
List fails without a "toss your ass and your screaming toddler out of the plane at cruising altitude" fee.

JuggleGeek: I got a kick out of "renting Apple iPads preloaded with movies".  Not because it's a bad idea, but because the airlines keep pretending that if you use your phone or a tablet computer you are going to cause the plane to explode or some nonsense.


Thankfully, the FCC is finally pulling their heads out of their asses and talking about overturning this stupidity.
2013-09-30 05:49:32 PM
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: "The sides are not included in the price of a steak," he says. "Airline ticket prices should reflect the costs incurred by the individual passenger."

Where are you buying your steak?


THIS!  Airlines haven't been Ruth's Chris for a long time.  They're more like Golden Coral, except now they want to charge even more for the Mega Bar.
2013-09-30 05:33:03 PM
1 votes:

The Fett: Yes, yes...it really is.  Let me know when you find an A320 or 737 on CraigsList.


Easily found on the airliner equivalent, anyway.

Look, if budget airliners are "engineering masterpieces" so was my '87 Honda Prelude. They're all basically following the same basic template from the 1940s with incremental improvements. Just because they cost a lot of money to buy and maintain doesn't mean they're impressive, it just means they're large.

Aluminum tube. Control surfaces. Suck squeeze bang blow. Get fellated by Louis CK wannabes. It's quite a racket.
2013-09-30 05:25:25 PM
1 votes:

LineNoise: Firethorn: Place A can offer a Steak meal for $20 and toss about a buck's worth of potatoes, vegetables, and such with each meal.

If you are eating in a place with a steak meal for $20, you aren't eating what most people would consider a steak dinner.


Um...no, that's about the going rate at the nation's largest "family" steak houses: Outback, Longhorn, etc.

Most dinners out at such places cost roughly one yuppy food stamp.

The next step up is the $30-$40 range and THAT usually comes with a side.

It's only the old-school style steak houses, like Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Fleming's, etc. that your steak starts at $35 and each side order costs a ten-spot.  Still, you can usually get a deal on them.  Restaurant week is a lovely thing.  You're paying more for quality, sure.

And then there's the REALLY nice places where the amount on the check only matters to you when you're adding gratuity.
2013-09-30 05:24:13 PM
1 votes:

The Fett: As long as you understand what you're givin g up (speed, safety, arrival time, norovirus, pissing/shiatting your pants while sitting on the tarmac for 3+ hours, etc...)


Just a couple other things people are giving up.
2013-09-30 04:40:39 PM
1 votes:

eajc4f: If I could fly JAL or Korean Air domestically, I would. I have yet to fly a U.S. airline that didn't make me a bit embarrassed for my countrymen. It's bad enough that we deal with their service, but also think of the poor foreigners who are caught unawares while on a trip. NOT a good impression, they're getting.

URAPNIS: If you wear flops or high heels on an airplane, you're not very bright.
Comfortable is one thing, tripping all over yourself while navigating your way through the fiery rubble is another.
Especially if I'm behind you.

Now sit back and relax. We'll push away from the gate momentarily.

Anyone who's ever worked in or around the aviation field knows to wear long pants and secure, full coverage shoes on flights. When I see folks riding in pantyhose and sandals, I shudder; I've seen pics of what happens to passengers who tried to evacuate while wearing those.


Yeah, they get run over by a firetruck!
2013-09-30 04:02:21 PM
1 votes:

LineNoise: Egoy3k: I dress 'business casual' for a flight because that's what I choose to wear when in public but I sure as hell don't judge others for wearing sweatpants on an airplane.  Jesus Christ you people have issues.

I'm not judging someone wearing sweatpants in public. I'm just reading the message they send out:

"I have given up on life"


The fact that you haven't given up on life while at an american airport says a lot of bad things about your intelligence.
2013-09-30 03:27:20 PM
1 votes:

LineNoise: Madbassist1: LineNoise: I fly on average at least once a week. I have never had a problem with the TSA. Sure, occasionally i'll open my suitcase to find a note saying they took a peak in it,


Why do you need a farking suitcase? Also, I try to be as comfortable as possible when flying. T-Shirt and shorts if possible. It's silly not to do it.

If I'm on the road for a week, I'll usually check a bag. Sure, I could cram it all into my carry on if I want, but now I need to spend extra time packing it on both ends, have to limit what i bring, and honestly, only save maybe 10 minutes at checkin and baggage claim. Not really worth it. I'd rather just toss my laptop bag up in the overhead rather than jamming it under my seat and making me uncomfortable.

As for the clothes argument, yes, wearing sweat pants, flip flops, sandals, etc is slobish if you aren't going to the friggin beach or pool. Shorts on planes I have never been a fan of. You are in close quarters with a bunch of people, does the guy next to you really want your bare leg brushing against him? Your bare feet on the floor next to him, etc?

At least I take solace in the fact that if people who dress like that are ever on a plan that has to evacuate, they will probably hurt themselves somehow.


Just how much travel do you have to do for your HOA?
2013-09-30 03:09:27 PM
1 votes:

LineNoise: I always get the suspicion that the people who complain the most about this stuff are the same people who get on a flight wearing flip flops, sweat pants, and a Nascar tshirt.


You look down upon people who want to be comfortable when they fly?  Do you scowl at them as you lift the tea to your lips, pinky held high?
2013-09-30 02:46:59 PM
1 votes:
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/New king of the skys
2013-09-30 02:45:34 PM
1 votes:
I got a kick out of "renting Apple iPads preloaded with movies".  Not because it's a bad idea, but because the airlines keep pretending that if you use your phone or a tablet computer you are going to cause the plane to explode or some nonsense.
2013-09-30 02:32:30 PM
1 votes:
Meanwhile:

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