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2014-04-02 02:04:31 PM  

Confabulat: Maul555: but if all of the passengers come together to do this at the same time then the Chinese wouldn't dare imprison everyone.

Are you sure about that?


I would be exactly as sure as the other people I convinced to mutiny...   And yeah... I am pretty sure the Chinese would think twice about imprisoning hoards of foreigners who just wanted to escape a tin can and walk around in circles...
 
2014-04-02 02:06:55 PM  

Yellow Beard: It's kind of long but I got a kick out of it. Here it is unedited----


I tried and I tried and I tried, but I can only vote for this once.
 
2014-04-02 02:09:52 PM  

Maul555: And yeah... I am pretty sure the Chinese would think twice about imprisoning hoards of foreigners who just wanted to escape a tin can and walk around in circles...


Maybe. But I bet no one would be getting to Hong Kong for a looooong time.
 
2014-04-02 02:20:40 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: Super Chronic: Oh boo-hoo. People have been stuck on Malaysia flight 370 for over three weeks and how do you think they feel?

Soggy.


ChipNASA: Noticeably F.A.T.: Super Chronic: Oh boo-hoo. People have been stuck on Malaysia flight 370 for over three weeks and how do you think they feel?

Soggy.

Wrinkly?


give me doughnuts: Super Chronic: Oh boo-hoo. People have been stuck on Malaysia flight 370 for over three weeks and how do you think they feel?


Kinda mushy and water-logged by now.


Tiggobitties: Super Chronic: Oh boo-hoo. People have been stuck on Malaysia flight 370 for over three weeks and how do you think they feel?

like fish food???


cybrwzrd: Super Chronic: Oh boo-hoo. People have been stuck on Malaysia flight 370 for over three weeks and how do you think they feel?

I think they are getting along quite swimmingly by now. Er that didn't come out right - what I meant to say is that you have never seen a bunch of people become better chums in such a short time.

/I'll take the window seat please


firemanbuck: Super Chronic: Oh boo-hoo. People have been stuck on Malaysia flight 370 for over three weeks and how do you think they feel?

I would imagine they are cold and wet.


It's like you guys haven't even considered the possibility that they just got lost inside a really big cloud and will emerge as soon as the weather breaks up, any day now.
 
2014-04-02 02:20:46 PM  

Yellow Beard: sethen320: Yellow Beard: My brother and his wife were on that flight. His take on it is a hilarious read.

Care to share?

I did. Can you not see it?


Sorry. Had not read that far yet.
 
2014-04-02 02:23:40 PM  

ChipNASA: Noticeably F.A.T.: Super Chronic: Oh boo-hoo. People have been stuck on Malaysia flight 370 for over three weeks and how do you think they feel?

Soggy.

Wrinkly?


Pruny?
 
2014-04-02 02:29:18 PM  

Yellow Beard: NightSteel: Yellow Beard: My brother and his wife were on that flight. His take on it is a hilarious read.

So share it with the class!

It's kind of long but I got a kick out of it. Here it is unedited----
.......
Final approach and relief is at hand, but the Ca ...



BRAVO! Good sir.
Bra-VO!

Now THAT is how you write an article.

TFA's author should get a copy and learn how to write
 
2014-04-02 02:30:24 PM  

Sasquach


Not bringing meds when traveling like this was bone headed.
Not bringing enough sustenance to bring you though the next 33 hours? I'm going to go ahead and say that unless you're going off into the wilds, not bringing such provisions is reasonable.


The guy in TFA indicated that he can only eat certain things. If has a restriction like that, he shouldn't rely on an airline to be able to accommodate him to his liking; bringing his own stuff is only prudent.


It's like after a major snowstorm or flood, when people are unexpected trapped in their cars....there is always the parade of "well, it's their own fault, They should be keeping cases of fresh water, plenty of warm dry clothes, snow hiking gear, ....in the car with them".


Every year there are advisories about exactly this sort of thing ("put X, Y, and Z in your car just in case") so it's not as if we're talking about completely off-the-wall suggestions here. And yes, I keep some water (not "cases"), granola bars or similar, and a couple of those foil-like emergency blankets in the vehicle, along with tow straps. Those items might come in handy for me or maybe for someone else.

I used to travel a lot. Especially on long-haul international trips I always carried a large bottle of water (plane air is dry) and something to eat in case of delays or other issues. Things don't always go as planned - a little forethought isn't a bad thing.
 
2014-04-02 02:32:55 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: Super Chronic: Oh boo-hoo. People have been stuck on Malaysia flight 370 for over three weeks and how do you think they feel?

Soggy.


Dead tired?
 
2014-04-02 02:50:58 PM  

Confabulat: trappedspirit: I hate flying. I hate the cramped seats, I hate the food and I hate the hurry-up-and-wait mentality of airports.

Stopped reading there.  Your blog had such an "I suxor" mentality to it.

Do you LIKE flying? Do you LIKE any of those named things?

just curious.


No.  But then the airports I go to don't have mentalities.
 
2014-04-02 03:07:52 PM  
My peanut allergy, my asthma, my iPhone, my iPad......

If I was the Chinese government I wouldn't give a plane load of these people any breaks either.
 
2014-04-02 03:46:28 PM  

sethen320: Newsflash: A lot of people travel for business. Their comapny pays for it.


Newsflash: LOTS more don't.

Also, I have. Repeatedly. I've NEVER flown anything but steerage.

/No, I'm not a Fortune 500 executive, and our bathrooms aren't stocked with gold flaked toilet paper, why do you ask?
 
2014-04-02 03:51:54 PM  

Yellow Beard: sethen320: Yellow Beard: My brother and his wife were on that flight. His take on it is a hilarious read.

Care to share?

I did. Can you not see it?


Very good, and much better than the whining suckitude of TFA. Well done to your brother.
 
2014-04-02 04:16:31 PM  
Ya know if I ever get off this airplane...
Where are my tic tacs? Uhhhh
img2-3.timeinc.net
 
2014-04-02 04:47:19 PM  

Valiente: Take the boat, bus or train?


Oh yeah, that's so obvious! Next time I'll take the bus between New York and Hong kong!
 
2014-04-02 05:01:21 PM  

Yellow Beard: It's kind of long but I got a kick out of it. Here it is unedited----

Final approach and relief is at hand, but the Ca ...


Awesome! Your brother's story is SO much better than mine...

I had an issue with bad flights (who hasn't), but it was even more fun for me since I was travelling as an unaccompanied minor at the time, flying from Stockholm, Sweden to Atlanta, Georgia back in the 80's... My flight out of Sweden was delayed 4 hrs due to weather issues in New York, so it started there. Then after we got to New York in the evening, our connecting flight was delayed another 4 hours. Finally around 9 or 10 they started to allow boarding, and waited until everyone was on the plane before announcing that our flight had been cancelled because the pilot and copilot never showed up...

Fast forward to the airlines booking our connecting flights for the next day and getting us hotel rooms after having all of us get our luggage, so after all was said and done, I finally got into a hotel room around 3 am, only to need a wakeup call at 6 so I could be at the airport by 7...

So by the time I finally got onto the plane, I was a zombie and just trying to sleep a little bit only to get woken up by some twit who just had to wake me up to ask me if she could swap seats with me so she could grab a smoke, since I'd been given a seat in the back of the plane, aka the smoking section when they still allowed that on domestic flights... I don't remember what I said to her, but I do remember I laid my head back on the tray to catch a nap...

Not so CSB, I know...
 
2014-04-02 06:23:00 PM  

Coming on a Bicycle: The guy is asthmatic and allergic to nuts. And decided to fly without medication and/or food without nuts. So yeah - it's a bit of an unprepared first-worlder story.


Don't forget he's also the guy who was puking repeatedly. If I was on that flight for 30+ hours having him as a fellow passenger would likely be the worst part of the ordeal (second only to the kid kicking the back of my seat the entire time).
 
2014-04-02 06:23:26 PM  
Were they waiting for their shipment of lemon-soaked paper towels?

/dnrtfa
 
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