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2014-06-14 11:59:22 PM
I think the fact that JetBlue offered only $50 to compensate would be an even bigger insult
 
2014-06-15 12:40:40 AM

Trance750: I think the fact that JetBlue offered only $50 to compensate would be an even bigger insult


The 5,000 thing to charity makes that even weirder. Usually getting bumped from a flight nets 200, but in this case, they give you a voucher to check one bag roundtrip on an airline you will NEVER pay to use again. Then they swerve with the 100 times what you get will go to charity thing. Just can't figure out who thought this one through.
 
2014-06-15 01:13:08 AM
The crew made a safety and FAA regulation-based decision

The "just following orders" refuge.
 
2014-06-15 02:12:29 AM
Can that seat cushion still be used as a floatation device in the event of an emergency landing on water?

/dropping down from the ceiling due to a sudden loss of pressure
//just like that guy from INXS
 
2014-06-15 03:42:00 AM

TheManofPA: Trance750: I think the fact that JetBlue offered only $50 to compensate would be an even bigger insult

The 5,000 thing to charity makes that even weirder. Usually getting bumped from a flight nets 200, but in this case, they give you a voucher to check one bag roundtrip on an airline you will NEVER pay to use again. Then they swerve with the 100 times what you get will go to charity thing. Just can't figure out who thought this one through.


The apology was all the woman wanted. The $50 discount was a gift, and the $5,000 to charity was probably so that it wouldn't look like they were paying her to shut up. Otherwise, parents would just start telling their kids to piss on their seats so they could get free money.
 
2014-06-15 03:47:22 AM
Sounds like they did a piss poor job.

/i'll see myself out
 
2014-06-15 05:16:01 AM
can we, get a few, more, commas in there, subby?
 
2014-06-15 05:17:58 AM
Yeah, but when I piss on the seat they just throw me off the flight.....
 
2014-06-15 05:19:27 AM
Somehow, you do that as a kid and you get money. Do that as a grown-up, and you get arrested. :(
 
2014-06-15 05:25:23 AM

TheManofPA: Trance750: I think the fact that JetBlue offered only $50 to compensate would be an even bigger insult

The 5,000 thing to charity makes that even weirder. Usually getting bumped from a flight nets 200, but in this case, they give you a voucher to check one bag roundtrip on an airline you will NEVER pay to use again. Then they swerve with the 100 times what you get will go to charity thing. Just can't figure out who thought this one through.


*Shrug* They're just going to reallocate $5000 from the 'Charity budget' to something she suggests. No net cost.
 
2014-06-15 05:26:24 AM
1- FAA 135.128 states that each person onboard an aircraft shall occupy a seat and be secured with a safety belt during *any* movement on the surface, during takeoff or during landing.

2- FAA 135.128 is definitive and offers zero exception for a passenger using the lav while the aircraft taxies nose to ass towards the runway, or sits on the tarmac once it's pulled from the gate. That's on the FAA for not amending their regulations to reflect the reality of modern, congested airports where aircraft can sit in-line for takeoff for hours and hours and hours.

3- The Pilot in Command is in a crappy position. While little Jack in 32B can have his mommy take him to the lav for 5 minutes while the aircraft is parked and waiting, that aircraft cannot legally move until Jack gets back into his seat and is belted back in. Not only does the pilot have a primary responsibility to passenger safety; he/she also has a responsibility to move the aircraft around the tarmac in an orderly and efficient fashion. Little Jack's bladder does NOT take precedence over the 5 other aircraft waiting to get in line for takeoff.

Jet Blue was in a crap position. You can thank the FAA for writing regulations in 1970 and never updating them (pragmatically) to control for how commercial aircraft operate today.
 
2014-06-15 05:27:28 AM
JetBlue said the airline was following Federal Aviation Administration regulations that require all passengers to remain seated while a plane is on the taxiway because of the risk of sudden movement.

I'm going to need a definition of "taxiway" here. Are they still at the gate or are they on the runway?
 
2014-06-15 05:37:10 AM

dr-shotgun: 1- FAA 135.128 states that each person onboard an aircraft shall occupy a seat and be secured with a safety belt during *any* movement on the surface, during takeoff or during landing.

2- FAA 135.128 is definitive and offers zero exception for a passenger using the lav while the aircraft taxies nose to ass towards the runway, or sits on the tarmac once it's pulled from the gate. That's on the FAA for not amending their regulations to reflect the reality of modern, congested airports where aircraft can sit in-line for takeoff for hours and hours and hours.

3- The Pilot in Command is in a crappy position. While little Jack in 32B can have his mommy take him to the lav for 5 minutes while the aircraft is parked and waiting, that aircraft cannot legally move until Jack gets back into his seat and is belted back in. Not only does the pilot have a primary responsibility to passenger safety; he/she also has a responsibility to move the aircraft around the tarmac in an orderly and efficient fashion. Little Jack's bladder does NOT take precedence over the 5 other aircraft waiting to get in line for takeoff.

Jet Blue was in a crap position. You can thank the FAA for writing regulations in 1970 and never updating them (pragmatically) to control for how commercial aircraft operate today.


the company seemed pedantic, but this comment above is correct. In a different version of this story, the airline staff said "sure, go use the toilet with your little girl!". Then the plane starts to taxi, and here come the headlines of angry mother "PLANE STARTED MOVING BEFORE MAKING SURE WE WERE SECURE!"
 
GBB
2014-06-15 05:37:17 AM
"Life, it seems, will always find a way."
 
2014-06-15 05:37:46 AM

SpdrJay: Yeah, but when I piss on the seat they just throw me off the flight.....


well you were standing up in the seat when you did it, amiright?
 
GBB
2014-06-15 05:38:20 AM

fusillade762: JetBlue said the airline was following Federal Aviation Administration regulations that require all passengers to remain seated while a plane is on the taxiway because of the risk of sudden movement.

I'm going to need a definition of "taxiway" here. Are they still at the gate or are they on the runway?


Taxiway is what they call the pavement between the gate and the runway.
 
2014-06-15 05:42:30 AM
Pissing?
I once got thrown off a flight for just sleeping.

OK, I sleep in the nude, but still...
 
2014-06-15 05:59:53 AM
They should've offered a year of free pull-ups. I just can't trust a 3year old not pissing on themselves or wanting to go to the bathroom every 20 minutes on a flight.
 
2014-06-15 06:00:40 AM
But if the child got hurt during takeoff they'd want to sue to high heaven. "Madison, do you have to go to the bathroom before we leave?"
 
2014-06-15 06:20:04 AM

bekovich: dr-shotgun: 1- FAA 135.128 states that each person onboard an aircraft shall occupy a seat and be secured with a safety belt during *any* movement on the surface, during takeoff or during landing.

2- FAA 135.128 is definitive and offers zero exception for a passenger using the lav while the aircraft taxies nose to ass towards the runway, or sits on the tarmac once it's pulled from the gate. That's on the FAA for not amending their regulations to reflect the reality of modern, congested airports where aircraft can sit in-line for takeoff for hours and hours and hours.

3- The Pilot in Command is in a crappy position. While little Jack in 32B can have his mommy take him to the lav for 5 minutes while the aircraft is parked and waiting, that aircraft cannot legally move until Jack gets back into his seat and is belted back in. Not only does the pilot have a primary responsibility to passenger safety; he/she also has a responsibility to move the aircraft around the tarmac in an orderly and efficient fashion. Little Jack's bladder does NOT take precedence over the 5 other aircraft waiting to get in line for takeoff.

Jet Blue was in a crap position. You can thank the FAA for writing regulations in 1970 and never updating them (pragmatically) to control for how commercial aircraft operate today.

the company seemed pedantic, but this comment above is correct. In a different version of this story, the airline staff said "sure, go use the toilet with your little girl!". Then the plane starts to taxi, and here come the headlines of angry mother "PLANE STARTED MOVING BEFORE MAKING SURE WE WERE SECURE!"



"No one wants to smell urine for the duration of the flight? Well, too bad, we're in a big farking hurry here! You can tell how important efficient movement is to us because we've been taxiing at sub-walking speed for half an hour."
 
2014-06-15 06:20:45 AM
You're not allowed to use the bathroom while we're motionless and safely setting on the ground.
You have to wait until we're 6 miles up hurtling through the air at 500mph.
 
2014-06-15 06:21:42 AM

bekovich: dr-shotgun: 1- FAA 135.128 states that each person onboard an aircraft shall occupy a seat and be secured with a safety belt during *any* movement on the surface, during takeoff or during landing.

2- FAA 135.128 is definitive and offers zero exception for a passenger using the lav while the aircraft taxies nose to ass towards the runway, or sits on the tarmac once it's pulled from the gate. That's on the FAA for not amending their regulations to reflect the reality of modern, congested airports where aircraft can sit in-line for takeoff for hours and hours and hours.

3- The Pilot in Command is in a crappy position. While little Jack in 32B can have his mommy take him to the lav for 5 minutes while the aircraft is parked and waiting, that aircraft cannot legally move until Jack gets back into his seat and is belted back in. Not only does the pilot have a primary responsibility to passenger safety; he/she also has a responsibility to move the aircraft around the tarmac in an orderly and efficient fashion. Little Jack's bladder does NOT take precedence over the 5 other aircraft waiting to get in line for takeoff.

Jet Blue was in a crap position. You can thank the FAA for writing regulations in 1970 and never updating them (pragmatically) to control for how commercial aircraft operate today.

the company seemed pedantic, but this comment above is correct. In a different version of this story, the airline staff said "sure, go use the toilet with your little girl!". Then the plane starts to taxi, and here come the headlines of angry mother "PLANE STARTED MOVING BEFORE MAKING SURE WE WERE SECURE!"


Or they are walking to the bathroom and the plane starts taxing to the gate,if you have been on a plane that is sitting still on the ground you know they jerk very noticeably when they start to move, and the girl and her mother fall down, then they are suing and screaming to every reporter who will listen how jet blue was negligent.
 
2014-06-15 06:35:15 AM
Don't take your farking kid on a plane
 
2014-06-15 06:46:32 AM
"The crew made a safety and FAA regulation-based decision, is bunch or morans without an ounce of common sense between them" the airline said.

/ftfm
 
2014-06-15 06:56:24 AM

Wolf892: blah blah blah ad block... But F U website for making me watch Honey Boo Boo's mom make kissy faces at me over and over.

Also, if Osama weren't dead he'd be laughing at the "freedom" America enjoys these days.


This has nothing to do with terrorists. It's a safety issue, like wearing seat belts at takeoff and landings.
 
2014-06-15 06:56:34 AM

gunther_bumpass: can we, get a few, more, commas in there, subby?


Came, for the, commas. Leaving, satisfied.
 
2014-06-15 07:01:35 AM
That'll learn these uppity terrorists and their little brats to expect a corporation to serve its customers.
 
2014-06-15 07:04:19 AM

GBB: fusillade762: JetBlue said the airline was following Federal Aviation Administration regulations that require all passengers to remain seated while a plane is on the taxiway because of the risk of sudden movement.

I'm going to need a definition of "taxiway" here. Are they still at the gate or are they on the runway?

Taxiway is what they call the pavement between the gate and the runway.


Between the runway and apron, technically.
 
2014-06-15 07:10:02 AM

jamspoon: gunther_bumpass: can we, get a few, more, commas in there, subby?

Came, for the, commas. Leaving, satisfied.


Whenever I see lots of commas like that, I automatically start reading in William Shatner's voice.

/I, don't, know, why
 
2014-06-15 07:10:17 AM
Hey I know you! You're the girl who peed her pants. I saw you on every news station and media outlet for a week.
The future is bright for this one.
 
2014-06-15 07:29:40 AM
So I once feigned ignorance and used the lav while on the taxiway.

I got a short, stern talking-to, which was much easier to take on an empty bladder.
 

/This was during a ground stop (traffic based flow mgmt, I guess?  Don't think it was due to weather) in ATL.
 
2014-06-15 07:31:18 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Wolf892: blah blah blah ad block... But F U website for making me watch Honey Boo Boo's mom make kissy faces at me over and over.

Also, if Osama weren't dead he'd be laughing at the "freedom" America enjoys these days.

This has nothing to do with terrorists. It's a safety issue, like wearing seat belts at takeoff and landings.



static1.businessinsider.com

"Safety."
 
2014-06-15 07:32:02 AM

cretinbob: Don't take your farking kid on a plane


Hmm, lets see. A three hour flight to the nearest capital city or a three day drive (triple the cost too) with a young child. Hmm, tough decision.
Is it the smell of piss that bothers you? Maybe if customers paid the cost difference I might drive...
 
2014-06-15 07:36:18 AM
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2014-06-15 07:39:39 AM
This why I don't fly anymore.

The only way I'll ever get on another airplane is if it's headed to Hawaii. And then, I'm never coming back.
 
2014-06-15 07:42:25 AM

mekkab: So I once feigned ignorance and used the lav while on the taxiway.

I got a short, stern talking-to, which was much easier to take on an empty bladder.
 

/This was during a ground stop (traffic based flow mgmt, I guess?  Don't think it was due to weather) in ATL.


I read somewhere that it was due to an off duty pilot arguing with the crew. Not much being made of it yet.
 
2014-06-15 07:48:46 AM
As a parent, I can't tell you you how many times I have asked my children if they used the potty before we left for a trip or somehow ensured they had.
I feel for the parents, yet I have pulled this off dozens of times before we even hit the gate. The article fails to mention that this is probably her first child and she has no idea what she is doing.


/Father's Day
//kids made it to Paris from New York without incident with one younger than this and a longer delay. They are not puppies.
///not trolling
 
2014-06-15 07:49:23 AM
Children should be checked baggage.
 
2014-06-15 07:50:59 AM

smunns: As a parent, I can't tell you you how many times I have asked my children if they used the potty before we left for a trip or somehow ensured they had.


 Squeeze them over the toilet?
 
2014-06-15 07:53:31 AM
It stinks.
 
2014-06-15 07:54:54 AM

ongbok: Or they are walking to the bathroom and the plane starts taxing to the gate,if you have been on a plane that is sitting still on the ground you know they jerk very noticeably when they start to move, and the girl and her mother fall down, then they are suing and screaming to every reporter who will listen how jet blue was negligent.


I'm sure glad there are no other forms of transport that start moving while you might not be seated. People could be hurt or killed....

images.smh.com.au

www.bcl.com.au

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2014-06-15 08:05:18 AM

darth_shatner: ongbok: Or they are walking to the bathroom and the plane starts taxing to the gate,if you have been on a plane that is sitting still on the ground you know they jerk very noticeably when they start to move, and the girl and her mother fall down, then they are suing and screaming to every reporter who will listen how jet blue was negligent.

I'm sure glad there are no other forms of transport that start moving while you might not be seated. People could be hurt or killed....

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Hmmm. Yeah I guess you are right. It isn't like those other forms of transportation have something airplanes don't have that standing passengers are supposed to hold on to.
 
2014-06-15 08:12:36 AM

smunns: As a parent, I can't tell you you how many times I have asked my children if they used the potty before we left for a trip or somehow ensured they had.
I feel for the parents, yet I have pulled this off dozens of times before we even hit the gate. The article fails to mention that this is probably her first child and she has no idea what she is doing.


/Father's Day
//kids made it to Paris from New York without incident with one younger than this and a longer delay. They are not puppies.
///not trolling


Not all kids are yours. Not all kids develop in the same way or at the same time as yours.  However, your kids are perfect and you're the perfect parent (all Fark parents are, even me) so that gives you both the knowledge the right to speak as to how any individual parent should manage the toileting of their child.  You even manage to get in a dig about the "experience" of the parent, bravo.
 
2014-06-15 08:22:08 AM

ongbok: darth_shatner: ongbok: Or they are walking to the bathroom and the plane starts taxing to the gate,if you have been on a plane that is sitting still on the ground you know they jerk very noticeably when they start to move, and the girl and her mother fall down, then they are suing and screaming to every reporter who will listen how jet blue was negligent.

I'm sure glad there are no other forms of transport that start moving while you might not be seated. People could be hurt or killed....

Hmmm. Yeah I guess you are right. It isn't like those other forms of transportation have something airplanes don't have that standing passengers are supposed to hold on to.


They also start off, slow down and turn a lot quicker than a plane sitting on a taxiway. And have aisles packed with people.

Short of your flight running into another plane, you'd have to be pretty uncoordinated to fall over when a plane starts moving off from the gate or stops and starts while edging out to the runway.
 
2014-06-15 08:28:26 AM

Nana's Vibrator: mekkab: So I once feigned ignorance and used the lav while on the taxiway.

I got a short, stern talking-to, which was much easier to take on an empty bladder.
 

/This was during a ground stop (traffic based flow mgmt, I guess?  Don't think it was due to weather) in ATL.

I read somewhere that it was due to an off duty pilot arguing with the crew. Not much being made of it yet.


A different article I read (i dnr this one) said the pilot was going to turn around and have the mother and child thrown off the plane but it was the off duty pilot that convinced them not to and get on with the flight.
 
2014-06-15 08:28:42 AM
"The crew made a safety and FAA regulation-based decision," the airline said.

Common farkin' sense denied again.

In addition to the apology, JetBlue gave Devereaux a $50 credit toward a future flight...

...costing the airline nothing...

...and offered to give $5,000 to her favorite charity...

...tax deductible.
 
2014-06-15 08:29:19 AM

darth_shatner: ongbok: darth_shatner: ongbok: Or they are walking to the bathroom and the plane starts taxing to the gate,if you have been on a plane that is sitting still on the ground you know they jerk very noticeably when they start to move, and the girl and her mother fall down, then they are suing and screaming to every reporter who will listen how jet blue was negligent.

I'm sure glad there are no other forms of transport that start moving while you might not be seated. People could be hurt or killed....

Hmmm. Yeah I guess you are right. It isn't like those other forms of transportation have something airplanes don't have that standing passengers are supposed to hold on to.

They also start off, slow down and turn a lot quicker than a plane sitting on a taxiway. And have aisles packed with people.

Short of your flight running into another plane, you'd have to be pretty uncoordinated to fall over when a plane starts moving off from the gate or stops and starts while edging out to the runway.


Substitute uncoordinated with drunk.
 
2014-06-15 08:31:23 AM
How much did they fine the parents for not making sure their kid didn`t crap in public?
 
2014-06-15 08:34:49 AM

Igor Jakovsky: darth_shatner: ongbok: darth_shatner: ongbok: Or they are walking to the bathroom and the plane starts taxing to the gate,if you have been on a plane that is sitting still on the ground you know they jerk very noticeably when they start to move, and the girl and her mother fall down, then they are suing and screaming to every reporter who will listen how jet blue was negligent.

I'm sure glad there are no other forms of transport that start moving while you might not be seated. People could be hurt or killed....

Hmmm. Yeah I guess you are right. It isn't like those other forms of transportation have something airplanes don't have that standing passengers are supposed to hold on to.

They also start off, slow down and turn a lot quicker than a plane sitting on a taxiway. And have aisles packed with people.

Short of your flight running into another plane, you'd have to be pretty uncoordinated to fall over when a plane starts moving off from the gate or stops and starts while edging out to the runway.

Substitute uncoordinated with drunk.


If you're that farking drunk they aren't supposed to let you on the plane to start with. You're not just "pretty" uncoordinated if you have trouble standing on a plane taxiing at a blistering 5-20mph.
 
2014-06-15 08:35:02 AM

LiberalConservative: cretinbob: Don't take your farking kid on a plane

Hmm, lets see. A three hour flight to the nearest capital city or a three day drive (triple the cost too) with a young child. Hmm, tough decision.
Is it the smell of piss that bothers you? Maybe if customers paid the cost difference I might drive...


I was going to say, "Fine, then let's actually build a high-speed rail network - you can get up to pee while waiting for the train to leave the station."
 
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