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(NBC News)   "Yeah...we know you're staying here in case your loved ones come back from that missing plane but...we need this hotel because we have a race coming up so, do you mind...leaving?" - Ferrari's Formula One Team   (nbcnews.com) divider line 93
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2014-03-22 09:57:25 PM  
in case your loved ones come back from that missing plane

I'm guessing that there are better odds that OJ finds the real killer, and that it isn't him.
 
2014-03-22 10:45:36 PM  

Sid_6.7: in case your loved ones come back from that missing plane

I'm guessing that there are better odds that OJ finds the real killer, and that it isn't him.


Wait, OJ crashed that Malaysian plane? What a jerk
 
2014-03-22 11:06:52 PM  
Alert: Missing reservation.

/cue Bering Strait joke
 
2014-03-22 11:18:28 PM  
pixel.nymag.com
 
2014-03-22 11:18:56 PM  
Look love, it's a fricking hotel, not a council house for life

You aren't achieving anything there

Go home
 
2014-03-22 11:20:19 PM  
Honoring reservations is understandable.  It's ultimately a business.
 
2014-03-22 11:23:51 PM  
It really doesn't look as though Ferrari had anything to do with this. The hotel and airlines chose to move those people.
 
2014-03-22 11:24:02 PM  
I dunno.  Pretty sure a free Ferrari would make me forget all about my loved ones real fast.

It doesn't even have to be one of the really awesome Ferraris.  I'll settle for a mid-range clunker that I can cruise along the beach to find some new loved ones.

Deal?
 
2014-03-22 11:24:16 PM  
Yeah this is a total non-story.

The F1 teams will have had hotel reservations for the race since the calendar was confirmed last... October?

So the hotels have a bunch of rich people coming in with reservations they've had for months, and they're just going to... what?  Cancel them?  Or maybe they'll tell the people who have the rooms "hey, your room's reserved after this day, you'll have to find a new hotel".

Also why are the F1 people being blamed for this?  Why not the hotels?  Eh?  Eh?  Bastard media.
 
2014-03-22 11:24:18 PM  

mjjt: Look love, it's a fricking hotel, not a council house for life

You aren't achieving anything there

Go home


But...but...empathy! Emotions! Subby obviously wants us to feel that these people overstaying their welcome NEED to stay there just in case, despite their denial of occams' razor.
 
2014-03-22 11:25:07 PM  
They're not coming back. Kick the free loaders out.

/The free market works.
 
2014-03-22 11:25:19 PM  
Hey, it's Farrari; let's keep our priorities in order.
 
2014-03-22 11:25:58 PM  
And if they died in a bus, would their relatives get such a long stay in a hotel?

/yeah, I said died
//they'll get over it
///and what about Michael Shoemaker? Anyone even remember him?
 
2014-03-22 11:26:46 PM  
nothing to see here so move along....
 
2014-03-22 11:29:11 PM  

cynicalminion: [pixel.nymag.com image 640x480]


So the flight DID go back in time, and the passengers lived happily with their loved ones for 12 years?
 
2014-03-22 11:29:47 PM  
Sounds like a non-issue to me.

They didn't cite to or quote any relatives as complaining. Presumably, Malaysian Airlines is still footing the bill of their lodgings and transferred them to another okay hotel with a reasonable location.

If I was the relatives, I'm pretty sure where I'm staying (so long as it's being taken cared of) is probably one of the last things on my mind.  Maybe the issue of "where is my son/husband/child?" is probably just a little more important.

"Forced from hotel"?  Another made up media story?
 
2014-03-22 11:30:09 PM  

DemonEater: Yeah this is a total non-story.

The F1 teams will have had hotel reservations for the race since the calendar was confirmed last... October?

So the hotels have a bunch of rich people coming in with reservations they've had for months, and they're just going to... what?  Cancel them?  Or maybe they'll tell the people who have the rooms "hey, your room's reserved after this day, you'll have to find a new hotel".

Also why are the F1 people being blamed for this?  Why not the hotels?  Eh?  Eh?  Bastard media.


Because TRAGEDY!
Turning down business won't find those people.
 
2014-03-22 11:30:14 PM  
I don't understand why they are in Malaysia at all. I think that's the one place we know the plane ISN'T, right? So if someone finds it, they would have to travel someplace else if they wanted to look at broken pieces of plane...

Honestly if it involved me I would want to stay home where my family and friends and know nothing rather than go to a foreign city alone and know nothing.
 
2014-03-22 11:32:54 PM  
Let it go, man, it's gone.
 
2014-03-22 11:33:03 PM  

The Repeated Meme: And if they died in a bus, would their relatives get such a long stay in a hotel?

/yeah, I said died
//they'll get over it
///and what about Michael Shoemaker? Anyone even remember him?


Nope. No perks for survivors of bus crashes.

Although crashed buses rarely disappear. So maybe if a bus disappeared the family of the doomed riders would get some hotel time.
 
2014-03-22 11:33:15 PM  
1%
 
2014-03-22 11:33:37 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: cynicalminion: [pixel.nymag.com image 640x480]

So the flight DID go back in time, and the passengers lived happily with their loved ones for 12 years?


sure, why not?  makes more sense than anything else i've heard.
 
2014-03-22 11:33:50 PM  
Yeah, we should just let people squat wherever until they find the plane.
 
2014-03-22 11:36:33 PM  
www.strangecosmos.com


Um... sorry did you saying about MH370?  I was momentarily distracted.
 
2014-03-22 11:39:35 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: cynicalminion: [pixel.nymag.com image 640x480]

So the flight DID go back in time, and the passengers lived happily with their loved ones for 12 years?


also, you're assuming facts not in evidence concerning the passengers.  the hotel folk could've been all
static6.businessinsider.com
"i see you booked a flight without me.  i called the pilot to come pick me up from work..."
 
2014-03-22 11:39:57 PM  
niiiiice
 
2014-03-22 11:43:59 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Sounds like a non-issue to me.

They didn't cite to or quote any relatives as complaining. Presumably, Malaysian Airlines is still footing the bill of their lodgings and transferred them to another okay hotel with a reasonable location.

If I was the relatives, I'm pretty sure where I'm staying (so long as it's being taken cared of) is probably one of the last things on my mind.  Maybe the issue of "where is my son/husband/child?" is probably just a little more important.

"Forced from hotel"?  Another made up media story?


With the "Circus" in town, I think finding an "okay hotel with a reasonable location" is going to be a little more difficult than you think.  They're probably going to end up in the Malaysian version of the No-Tell Motel.
 
2014-03-22 11:44:36 PM  
This reminds me of the hotels honoring the football fan's booking in Florida during the Gore/Bush fiasco and booting all the pundits to the curb.
 
2014-03-22 11:47:34 PM  
"More than a dozen Chinese family members, who traveled to the Malaysian capital to get updates on the search for the Boeing 777, were transferred to another hotel in the city by the airline on Friday. "

I am outraged at this displacement. Having just watched Schindler's List, I hope these family members were comped for the taxi fare to their new hotel.
 
2014-03-22 11:47:49 PM  
Whoa, you expect to pay to stay here? Lissen up, your loved ones are fish food, so get over it. My Mom would say something about the "principle", but that'd make me go nuts. No survivors, nothing. Sure you can have your "Langoliers" or lost" references, but we all knowthat's as misguided as putting your trust in a diety.
 
2014-03-22 11:49:56 PM  
Did they at least get tickets to the race?
 
2014-03-22 11:51:43 PM  
zimbomba63:
With the "Circus" in town, I think finding an "okay hotel with a reasonable location" is going to be a little more difficult than you think.  They're probably going to end up in the Malaysian version of the No-Tell Motel.

Yeah, probably right.

However, I'm just wondering how much obligation the hotel has toward Malaysian Airline's "guests" when it has contractual obligations to another party booked months in advance.

The so-called "because it would be a shiatty thing to do" argument isn't going to be much of a defense in a civil suit on breach of contract in front of a judge or arbitrator.
 
2014-03-22 11:52:54 PM  
So if Ferrari needs an entire hotel then how many hotels do you need for a competitive car?
 
2014-03-22 11:55:42 PM  

Big Merl: So if Ferrari needs an entire hotel then how many hotels do you need for a competitive car?


Ooooooh, burn!
 
2014-03-23 12:00:54 AM  

Bermuda59: Did they at least get tickets to the race?


And maybe a nice autograph, too:

                        To Mr.Li
                        I hope you're in good health and, if not, they find you soon or whatever.

                        (signed) Nico Rosberg
 
2014-03-23 12:02:19 AM  
More than a dozen Chinese family members, who traveled to the Malaysian capital to get updates on the search for the Boeing 777, were transferred to another hotel in the city by the airline on Friday,...and promptly disappeared.
 
2014-03-23 12:06:42 AM  
I don't think anyone expects the plane to just show up and land any day now or anything, right? I mean, they have a finite amount of fuel.
 
2014-03-23 12:11:01 AM  
Man, I haven't said the phrase "cry more" since I gave up MMO gaming many years ago, but subby and the article writer deserve it.  A plane crash is sad, but it's not a license to disrupt the lives of everyone around you forever.  Quit with the poutrage.

Also...

C18H27NO3: More than a dozen Chinese family members, who traveled to the Malaysian capital to get updates on the search for the Boeing 777, were transferred to another hotel in the city by the airline on Friday,...and promptly disappeared.


That was deliciously awful.
 
2014-03-23 12:11:17 AM  
Spoiler Alert: The plane was being piloted by Maldonado and Kobiyashi.
 
2014-03-23 12:12:05 AM  

C18H27NO3: More than a dozen Chinese family members, who traveled to the Malaysian capital to get updates on the search for the Boeing 777, were transferred to another hotel in the city by the airline on Friday,...and promptly disappeared.


Well, at least I still remember what Robert Stack sounded like still.
 
2014-03-23 12:12:42 AM  

poison_amy: The Repeated Meme: And if they died in a bus, would their relatives get such a long stay in a hotel?

/yeah, I said died
//they'll get over it
///and what about Michael Shoemaker? Anyone even remember him?

Nope. No perks for survivors of bus crashes.

Although crashed buses rarely disappear. So maybe if a bus disappeared the family of the doomed riders would get some hotel time.


The family of the doomed riders. Sounds like a horrible new reality show concept.
 
2014-03-23 12:21:12 AM  

Gyrfalcon: poison_amy: The Repeated Meme: And if they died in a bus, would their relatives get such a long stay in a hotel?

/yeah, I said died
//they'll get over it
///and what about Michael Shoemaker? Anyone even remember him?

Nope. No perks for survivors of bus crashes.

Although crashed buses rarely disappear. So maybe if a bus disappeared the family of the doomed riders would get some hotel time.

The family of the doomed riders. Sounds like a horrible new reality show concept.


A dozen emotionally unbalanced families living out of suitcases and probably refusing to pay, one angry motel owner  trying to force them out and constantly locking them out of their rooms when they go out, two cops trying to balance their duty to uphold the law with their sympathy to the families, and completely willing to monologue in that stupid interview room for 15 minutes every episode...

Yeah, it's trashy sounding enough for prime time.
 
2014-03-23 12:23:12 AM  

Vodka Zombie: I dunno.  Pretty sure a free Ferrari would make me forget all about my loved ones real fast.


That's funny.  It only took some free popcorn for them to forget about you.

lol, it's funny because popcorn and popped corn
 
2014-03-23 12:24:41 AM  

Gyrfalcon: poison_amy: The Repeated Meme: And if they died in a bus, would their relatives get such a long stay in a hotel?

/yeah, I said died
//they'll get over it
///and what about Michael Shoemaker? Anyone even remember him?

Nope. No perks for survivors of bus crashes.

Although crashed buses rarely disappear. So maybe if a bus disappeared the family of the doomed riders would get some hotel time.

The family of the doomed riders. Sounds like a horrible new reality show concept.


Buses in most of the world don't crash, they plunge.
 
2014-03-23 12:25:46 AM  

HotWingAgenda: It really doesn't look as though Ferrari had anything to do with this. The hotel and airlines chose to move those people.


No, Ferrari represents wealth, and wealth is evil.  You can clearly see wealth is evil because wealth is forcing these poor souls from the Hotel, and since Ferrari represents wealth, that would mean Ferrari is forcing them from the Hotel.

OCCUPY HOTEL.  CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.
 
2014-03-23 12:26:05 AM  
they'll get over it
 
2014-03-23 12:27:34 AM  
They kicked out all the Jews.
 
2014-03-23 12:36:42 AM  

BalugaJoe: They kicked out all the Jews.


Jews don't F1.
 
2014-03-23 12:38:37 AM  

DemonEater: Yeah this is a total non-story.

The F1 teams will have had hotel reservations for the race since the calendar was confirmed last... October?

So the hotels have a bunch of rich people coming in with reservations they've had for months, and they're just going to... what? Cancel them? Or maybe they'll tell the people who have the rooms "hey, your room's reserved after this day, you'll have to find a new hotel".

Also why are the F1 people being blamed for this? Why not the hotels? Eh? Eh? Bastard media.


Exactly.  What would you expect to happen?

And staying in the hotels isn't going to do them any good anyway.
 
2014-03-23 12:40:26 AM  

Big Merl: So if Ferrari needs an entire hotel then how many hotels do you need for a competitive car?


Approximately howver many rooms you need for the Mercedes teams altogether.

/this year, due to awful rulemaking and what's increasingly becoming a spec, endurance formula, is all about the engines. The only question is which Mercedes team will walk it, because nobody else can test their engines to fix them, and they have to beg to even be allowed to change them now they're homologated.
//also, Ferrari could easily have doubled up on rooms to be nice, or just for some free, good publicity
 
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