ekdikeo4: Out of the some 400 flights that I've been on in the last couple of years, I can't say that I've ever actually been on a plane that delayed for two hours. If that's going to happen, they usually end up letting us off, and getting us a different plane. Which pretty much means just the "missed connection" is what would pay out, but that's only happened to me twice, so if I were paying $25 on each flight, that'd be 400 * 25 = $10,000 for a $1000 payout, plus a handful of the $50 payouts.This isn't even gambling, at least on gambling, you're pretty much guaranteed a 50 - 99% payback, my personal numbers would show about a 10% payback. Of course, that's how insurance works, right?
doubled99: Crying babies? Do you mean the people whining about others' reclining the seat?
LineNoise: doubled99: Crying babies? Do you mean the people whining about others' reclining the seat?Unless you are flying transcontinental or further, there is no need to recline your seat. Its rude.
scottydoesntknow: [media.tumblr.com image 492x370]
gfid: This is money that stupid people will spend. I would have liked to have been paid for the night I spent in Newark and O'Hare and I wish Continental hadn't lost my luggage that one time, but they bought me new clothes - I would have spent more if I was sure they were going to pay me, but I didn't and I had to be at work.But I've flown thousands of miles and it's never been too bad.I think the worst was when I was told that the airline knew I wouldn't make my connecting flight through Atlanta, but if I didn't board the first leg of my journey they couldn't help me. They ended up buying me a hotel room in Atlanta. Fark Atlanta - worst city ever (if you neglect Camden and Detroit and Philadelphia and about a dozen other cities).That was Delta. They knew I would be stuck in Atlanta - fark you, Delta.You weren't ready when I was. I guess I should give them credit for not making me sleep in the airport, like United and People's Express did.I've slept in 3 airports....actually, that's not true. I didn't get any sleep in Newark. I tried to sleep there. It just didn't work.
doubled99: Crying babies? Do you mean the people whining about others' reclining the seat?Unless you are flying transcontinental or further, there is no need to recline your seat. Its rude.No, it isn't. Not even remotely. It's standard. Always has been.
Guelph35: Depending on how long before the flight you need to purchase the coverage, it should be fairly easy to only buy it when there are going to be obvious weather delays.Seems that by paying a little attention you should be able to come out ahead pretty easily.
ekdikeo4: I suspect it's actually more worth it to people who don't fly much at all. If you're not constantly travelling, the risk of a 4 or 5 hour delay to double up $25 might be worth it, but when you do it a couple hundred times a year, the risk/reward part definitely makes it insurance and not gambling.
Grand_Moff_Joseph: Heck, I'd even argue that recline needs to be eliminated in Coach altogether. There simply isn't the room to make it usable without being rude.
Zeb Hesselgresser: Should get something.
Zeb Hesselgresser: [www.exclusivelondon.co.uk image 500x332]Should get something.
Tobin_Lam: And we have our first crying baby. That was fast.
kab: Tobin_Lam: And we have our first crying baby. That was fast.Self righteous seat-recliner like typing detected.
Tobin_Lam: kab: Tobin_Lam: And we have our first crying baby. That was fast.Self righteous seat-recliner like typing detected.They gave me the button to my seat, so I'm going to use it to recline the entire inch. What are you going to do about it, cry baby?
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