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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   ( divider line
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2014-03-22 11:24:16 PM  
7 votes:
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 11:30:14 PM  
4 votes:
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 11:23:51 PM  
4 votes:
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 11:20:19 PM  
4 votes:
Honoring reservations is understandable.  It's ultimately a business.
2014-03-22 09:57:25 PM  
4 votes:
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 11:18:56 PM  
3 votes:
Look love, it's a fricking hotel, not a council house for life

You aren't achieving anything there

Go home
2014-03-23 07:32:15 PM  
1 vote:

inclemency: well I certainly could not compete with you as you regale the gathering with your exciting tales of watching cars go fast in a circle 7 million times.

Well I'll pretty much go to sleep if you try to tell me about a bunch of guys that look like a post-stretch Mike Teavee bouncing a ball, or a group of incredibly fat men running head-on into each other repeatedly over a vaguely ovoid thing that you can only very charitably even call a ball.  Go ahead and not like anything you want, but don't be a dick about it to people who do.
2014-03-23 12:50:59 AM  
1 vote:
If the first race is any indication, F1 is really going to suck this year.
2014-03-23 12:43:52 AM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: The family of the doomed riders.
2014-03-22 11:51:43 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:32:54 PM  
1 vote:
Let it go, man, it's gone.
2014-03-22 11:29:47 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:25:58 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:25:07 PM  
1 vote:
They're not coming back. Kick the free loaders out.

/The free market works.
2014-03-22 11:24:18 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:24:02 PM  
1 vote:
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.

2014-03-22 11:18:28 PM  
1 vote:
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