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(NYPost)   Passengers of U.S. Airways flight 1549 thrilled to be given free first class upgrades for a year. Just kidding, they're biatching their lungs out because they want free upgrades for life   ( nypost.com) divider line
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2009-01-30 03:28:07 PM  
Thrown these motherfarkers back into the river.

Their costs are just going to be kicked back to the regular fliers.
2009-01-30 03:47:45 PM  

Sniper 1: You guys are slamming 150 people over the comments from about four. Not everyone on that plane feels the same way.

Fark? Over generalizing? I think you MUST be mistaken
2009-01-30 04:02:57 PM  

joethorne.: How exactly was this crash the fault of US Airways? Are they supposed to be able to control geese?

You got 5 grand, future expense claims, and some good faith flights. Americans might be the only people in existence who feel they're owed something from an unavoidable accent.

i agree, i hate seeing people sueing for like, speaking in a regional dialect such as brooklynese.
2009-01-30 05:25:17 PM  


Would have been disappointed if someone had not posted that. First thing I thought of.
2009-01-30 05:43:47 PM  

onelikeseabass: This accident wasn't the fault of United Airlines. These people are owed NOTHING.

What a bunch of assholes.

If they're trying to shake down United Airlines I would have to agree.
2009-01-30 06:22:58 PM  
Is it USAirways's fault that geese flew into the engine? Fark these farking whiny attention whores. Thanks to the quick-thinking of the captain and crew (who were employees of said airline), all of the passengers survived and eventually made it safely to their destinations.
2009-01-30 08:18:01 PM  
not2bright 2009-01-30 08:32:08 AM
They already got a lifetime upgrade from "Dead".

2009-01-30 09:16:17 PM  
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2009-01-30 10:17:15 PM  

BalugaJoe: Give them free one way tickets to Biafra. No inflight meal.

Not even Jello?

/I know I'm late
2009-01-30 10:29:33 PM  
Ensconced in this article and in many of these posts, is exactly what's wrong with the people in this country today.

I drive 10 hours a day to make my living, and I'm thankful everyday I get home safe and all in one piece in body and vehicle. These folks need to severely reexamine their priorities.
2009-01-30 11:01:46 PM  
When I spring for a first class flight, I want the person sitting next to me to regale me with the story of how they crashed once.

"What are the chances of surviving, huh?" they can tell me. "Most people die when an airliner crashes. So, in the unlikely event of a crash today, I've already used up all the good luck."
2009-01-31 01:08:50 AM  
Wow, and here I'd be asking for free airfare for at least a year or more. It's not like the survivors didn't lose most every posession they had on board, including in their checked bags... laptops, computers... and they want to compensate them with something that's completely worthless? No way.
2009-01-31 03:47:43 AM  
Some of these people are probably irritated that the golden opportunity to drag out a big settlement was offset by a company and employees who did everything humanly possible to avoid a catastrophe.

There were reports of some passengers (this is unsubstantiated, mind you) that were furious when told they would face difficult challenges in litigating against US Airways. It's almost as if they wanted to take a slight injury that they could exploit for millions.

If anything, I would fly US Airways because they performed exemplary in a dangerous situation. The entire company from the stewardesses on up did everything they could. Walking away from something like this is a bigger reward than some of them deserved.
2009-01-31 04:22:58 AM  
My dad's cousin was a pilot back in the 70's. Their plane went down, all were killed, something like 79 people or something. His wife and daughters were given lifetime free flights.

Only problem was the airline was Pan Am. But they got a few years out of it, though I don't know that they traveled much to begin with.
2009-02-02 04:11:55 PM  
Ok. Look. I understand you went through something traumatic. But the plane getting FOD'd was not their fault. You didn't die. Frankly, getting my money back and getting reimbursed for the trip is all I want. Getting money for my sunken luggage is a bonus. Getting upgrades for a year is extra awesome.

Now you're just getting greedy.
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