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(Fox News)   I could focus on the heartwarming aspects of this story, but I'd rather point out that the CEO of American Airlines flies Southwest   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2020-06-02 8:53:15 PM  
Well, yeah, if you don't want to spend the day waiting on the tarmac.

/American always pushed my buttons
 
2020-06-02 11:10:59 PM  
It couldnt be FARK any other way, Subby
 
2020-06-02 11:16:53 PM  
I RTFA and was quite happy, forgot which website it was from and decided to see what the good people reading this story had to say...and I looked at the comments.
 
2020-06-02 11:17:28 PM  
According to ABC, Parker was on the competitor carrier's flight because he needed to travel to Panama City and all of American's seats were sold out.

Sounds like he didn't want to be the dickbag that forced someone to get bumped, subby. It kind of helps if you read the story all of the way through.
 
2020-06-02 11:19:30 PM  
Umm...It's not unusual for airline execs to fly their competitors.  Best way to find out about their product is to try it for yourself.

Also, American currently serves Panama City from Dallas once again as a 7 pm flight, and Southwest serves the same city twice a day from Dallas earlier in the day. If he needed to be in Panama City for something business related, that 7 pm flight isn't gonna work.
 
2020-06-02 11:20:04 PM  

Mikey1969: According to ABC, Parker was on the competitor carrier's flight because he needed to travel to Panama City and all of American's seats were sold out.

Sounds like he didn't want to be the dickbag that forced someone to get bumped, subby. It kind of helps if you read the story all of the way through.


Non-rev doesn't bump paying customers.

It's also why everyone I've known who could fly non-rev ends up taking literally the worst available flight to ensure they have a seat.
 
2020-06-02 11:36:02 PM  

gar1013: Mikey1969: According to ABC, Parker was on the competitor carrier's flight because he needed to travel to Panama City and all of American's seats were sold out.

Sounds like he didn't want to be the dickbag that forced someone to get bumped, subby. It kind of helps if you read the story all of the way through.

Non-rev doesn't bump paying customers.

It's also why everyone I've known who could fly non-rev ends up taking literally the worst available flight to ensure they have a seat.


He doesn't travel as a typical non-rev. He does tend to ride in coach, but he is given positive space travel.
 
2020-06-02 11:38:09 PM  
I completely understand.  I wouldn't fly American even if it was free either.
 
2020-06-02 11:46:08 PM  
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2020-06-02 11:49:31 PM  
I don't remember Southwest crashing into anything on 9/11.
 
2020-06-02 11:50:08 PM  

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2020-06-02 11:50:14 PM  

ozman: I RTFA and was quite happy, forgot which website it was from and decided to see what the good people reading this story had to say...and I looked at the comments.


Good ol' Fox News readers never disappoint.

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2020-06-02 11:58:45 PM  
Kinda like how Lee Iacocca didn't drive a K-Car?
 
2020-06-03 12:13:19 AM  

TheEdibleSnuggie: Umm...It's not unusual for airline execs to fly their competitors.  Best way to find out about their product is to try it for yourself.

Also, American currently serves Panama City from Dallas once again as a 7 pm flight, and Southwest serves the same city twice a day from Dallas earlier in the day. If he needed to be in Panama City for something business related, that 7 pm flight isn't gonna work.


Maybe he should ask to talk to a manager about that...
 
2020-06-03 12:13:53 AM  

Drunk On Bourbon: Kinda like how Lee Iacocca didn't drive a K-Car?


Mom had a 2-door with the "opera windows".  One of dad's girlfriends had a 4-door.  Her daughter called it the narcmobile.  (I guess dad had a type.)
 
2020-06-03 12:14:36 AM  

bughunter: TheEdibleSnuggie: Umm...It's not unusual for airline execs to fly their competitors.  Best way to find out about their product is to try it for yourself.

Also, American currently serves Panama City from Dallas once again as a 7 pm flight, and Southwest serves the same city twice a day from Dallas earlier in the day. If he needed to be in Panama City for something business related, that 7 pm flight isn't gonna work.

Maybe he should ask to talk to a manager about that...


Are there male Karens?  Would that be a Karan?
 
2020-06-03 12:21:02 AM  

Mikey1969: According to ABC, Parker was on the competitor carrier's flight because he needed to travel to Panama City and all of American's seats were sold out.

Sounds like he didn't want to be the dickbag that forced someone to get bumped, subby. It kind of helps if you read the story all of the way through.


You must be a blast at parties
 
2020-06-03 12:27:47 AM  

ozman: I RTFA and was quite happy, forgot which website it was from and decided to see what the good people reading this story had to say...and I looked at the comments.


Protip: With Javascript off, that website never loads comments.

NoScript - celebrating 15 years of saving your sanity.
 
2020-06-03 12:31:17 AM  

Remnants of Santa: I completely understand.  I wouldn't fly American even if it was free either.


Lulz.  I've flown with them in the past few years, but it was award tickets booked with partner miles.

/The former U.S. Airways planes suck, though.
//Even in first class.
 
2020-06-03 12:32:17 AM  

iron_city_ap: gar1013: Mikey1969: According to ABC, Parker was on the competitor carrier's flight because he needed to travel to Panama City and all of American's seats were sold out.

Sounds like he didn't want to be the dickbag that forced someone to get bumped, subby. It kind of helps if you read the story all of the way through.

Non-rev doesn't bump paying customers.

It's also why everyone I've known who could fly non-rev ends up taking literally the worst available flight to ensure they have a seat.

He doesn't travel as a typical non-rev. He does tend to ride in coach, but he is given positive space travel.


He flies A2.

Once flew to DC on AA and sat behind Herb Kelleher.
 
2020-06-03 12:34:01 AM  

jtown: Drunk On Bourbon: Kinda like how Lee Iacocca didn't drive a K-Car?

Mom had a 2-door with the "opera windows".  One of dad's girlfriends had a 4-door.  Her daughter called it the narcmobile.  (I guess dad had a type.)


I took driver's ed as a class at my high school, and the instruction vehicles were all K-Cars.  They were kept secure via chain link fence and barbed wire.
 
2020-06-03 12:36:41 AM  

mcreadyblue: Once flew to DC on AA and sat behind Herb Kelleher.


That is a legit CSB.

So....how many cigarettes and Jack and Cokes did he have during the flight?

/My Dad used to be a Boeing customer service engineer for SWA when we lived in Texas.
 
2020-06-03 12:38:22 AM  
I'm just surprised he didn't go with a private plane.
I thought most CEOs go that way
 
2020-06-03 12:39:28 AM  
My dad flew for TWA and we flew Southwest (for free) all the time.  They had direct flights that TWA didn't, and that's a lot better than having to go through Chicago or St Louis.  This was 30 years ago, but all I had to do was show my card at the gate and any airline that had a non-rev agreement with TWA would let me on.  Provided there were seats, of course.
 
2020-06-03 12:42:13 AM  

gar1013: Mikey1969: According to ABC, Parker was on the competitor carrier's flight because he needed to travel to Panama City and all of American's seats were sold out.

Sounds like he didn't want to be the dickbag that forced someone to get bumped, subby. It kind of helps if you read the story all of the way through.

Non-rev doesn't bump paying customers.

It's also why everyone I've known who could fly non-rev ends up taking literally the worst available flight to ensure they have a seat.


And you also can only pack what can fit under the seat in front of you.  Can't check bags and the overheads are always full when you're the last to board.  Occasionally, you can gate check you bag but you can't rely on it.
 
2020-06-03 12:59:43 AM  

The_Sponge: jtown: Drunk On Bourbon: Kinda like how Lee Iacocca didn't drive a K-Car?

Mom had a 2-door with the "opera windows".  One of dad's girlfriends had a 4-door.  Her daughter called it the narcmobile.  (I guess dad had a type.)

I took driver's ed as a class at my high school, and the instruction vehicles were all K-Cars.  They were kept secure via chain link fence and barbed wire.


Our vehicle (singular) was a teacher's personal vehicle with a 2nd brake pedal installed.  I think it was a Chevette.  3 kids would get in and each one would drive around the valley for a while then stop at their house where they'd get out and the next kid would take over.
 
2020-06-03 1:07:54 AM  

jtown: The_Sponge: jtown: Drunk On Bourbon: Kinda like how Lee Iacocca didn't drive a K-Car?

Mom had a 2-door with the "opera windows".  One of dad's girlfriends had a 4-door.  Her daughter called it the narcmobile.  (I guess dad had a type.)

I took driver's ed as a class at my high school, and the instruction vehicles were all K-Cars.  They were kept secure via chain link fence and barbed wire.

Our vehicle (singular) was a teacher's personal vehicle with a 2nd brake pedal installed.  I think it was a Chevette.  3 kids would get in and each one would drive around the valley for a while then stop at their house where they'd get out and the next kid would take over.


Right on.  Now that I think about it, we always took the same car, so I have no idea if the other cars were running.

Amusing side note:

During a ride on a freeway, I'm taking a nap in the back of the car, and my Dad happened to pass us during his afternoon commute back home....and he saw me.

/He teased me about it during dinner.
 
2020-06-03 2:34:47 AM  

Resin33: I don't remember Southwest crashing into anything on 9/11.


I bet you like soldiers who weren't captured (didn't become POWs).

/I keeeed.
 
2020-06-03 4:34:21 AM  
"stewardess"

I thought that word had been deprecated about 40 years ago.

Don't we say "trolley dolly" now?
 
2020-06-03 5:09:57 AM  

Watubi: gar1013: Mikey1969: According to ABC, Parker was on the competitor carrier's flight because he needed to travel to Panama City and all of American's seats were sold out.

Sounds like he didn't want to be the dickbag that forced someone to get bumped, subby. It kind of helps if you read the story all of the way through.

Non-rev doesn't bump paying customers.

It's also why everyone I've known who could fly non-rev ends up taking literally the worst available flight to ensure they have a seat.

And you also can only pack what can fit under the seat in front of you.  Can't check bags and the overheads are always full when you're the last to board.  Occasionally, you can gate check you bag but you can't rely on it.


That hasn't been my experience flying non-rev. The fees still apply but I've checked bags.
 
2020-06-03 5:55:59 AM  

My Sober Alt: "stewardess"

I thought that word had been deprecated about 40 years ago.

Don't we say "trolley dolly" now?


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Jive ass dude ain't got no brains anyhow!
 
2020-06-03 6:37:42 AM  

rogue49: I'm just surprised he didn't go with a private plane.
I thought most CEOs go that way


Its ironic that what subby thought is an ironic statement about American Airlines leadership's behavior actually reflects positively on the airline's leadership, ironically.
 
2020-06-03 6:46:41 AM  

ozman: I RTFA and was quite happy, forgot which website it was from and decided to see what the good people reading this story had to say...and I looked at the comments.


One of the nice things about being on the other side of the Atlantic is that we can't see Fox News comments.
 
2020-06-03 6:50:00 AM  

My Sober Alt: "stewardess"

I thought that word had been deprecated about 40 years ago.

Don't we say "trolley dolly" now?


Peanut slingers don't like it when you call them trolley dollies.
 
2020-06-03 8:26:10 AM  
Why would a CEO fly AA?

Easy low fruit, I travelled by plane only once and that was over 20 years ago. I do not even remember the airline(s), only that there were 4 planes, two to go to my destination in California and 2 to come back home to Quebec. It was for work, I went to train people. I do not remember much about the trips, probably due to nervousness and excitement, I think it was a pleasant experience though. It was before 9-11 thanks providence.
 
2020-06-03 8:57:33 AM  

Mikey1969: According to ABC, Parker was on the competitor carrier's flight because he needed to travel to Panama City and all of American's seats were sold out.

Sounds like he didn't want to be the dickbag that forced someone to get bumped, subby. It kind of helps if you read the story all of the way through.


He could sit in the cockpit jumpseat if he wanted, but that's uncomfortable for a long flight.
 
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