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(TwinCities.com)   Magician demands AirTran make $50,000 appear because the wouldn't let him carry his dove on the aircraft   (twincities.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, AirTran, service animal, aircraft, Bernard Poston  
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2011-11-01 12:54:05 AM  
Oooh, baby, oooh... said oooh.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-11-01 8:37:55 AM  
If he had shot and killed the security agent and everybody in the vicinity to protect his dove, I'd be sympathetic. But he handed the part-of-my-family bird to a stranger and kept flying. I'm thinking, less than $50,000 worth of loss.
 
2011-11-01 9:54:34 AM  
Poston, who has sued at least a dozen other companies in the past, said he had to abandon his bird in Vegas with an airport worker.
 
2011-11-01 11:30:31 AM  
$50,000 vs. calling the airport and asking to speak with the worker who recently got a free bird. This story has a ton of holes.
 
2011-11-01 11:31:54 AM  
So that is what it sounds like, when doves cry?
 
2011-11-01 11:32:33 AM  
If there is a way to blame this on the TSA, I'm in total agreement.
 
2011-11-01 11:34:04 AM  
I vont my boird.
 
2011-11-01 11:34:44 AM  
I hate the for all the stuff the won't let me do.
 
2011-11-01 11:35:17 AM  
because the what, Subby?
 
2011-11-01 11:37:46 AM  
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Approves.
 
2011-11-01 11:38:39 AM  
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So not only did they lose the guy's bird, they revealed his main trick involving the bird.

"Well we're sorry you don't have the dove, but you won't be needing it anyway since we spoiled the trick. Yay!"

/They're also dangerously close to the old Sambo drawings with that caricature
 
2011-11-01 11:39:11 AM  
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2011-11-01 11:39:26 AM  
If the bird was that damn important maybe he shouldn't have given it up so easily.
 
2011-11-01 11:40:33 AM  

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Approves.


cam for Gob, moving along happily

thx
 
2011-11-01 11:40:54 AM  
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Should have gone with the bar soap next time.
 
2011-11-01 11:41:10 AM  

scottydoesntknow: So not only did they lose the guy's bird, they revealed his main trick involving the bird.


It's not a trick. It's an illusion. A trick is something whores do for money.

However, your handle is a reference to Matt Damon's finest cinematic hour, so we will let your mistake pass without further comment. THIS TIME.
 
2011-11-01 11:41:20 AM  
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2011-11-01 11:43:23 AM  
Professional victim. To bad there's no easy way to identify people whose primary source of income is "legal settlements" so you could simply choose not to deal with them.
 
TKM
2011-11-01 11:49:13 AM  
Bad magician.
 
2011-11-01 11:53:47 AM  
Can't he just pull some new doves out of his magic hat, once he gets to his destination?
 
2011-11-01 11:54:44 AM  
Magician was later quoted as saying "I've made a huge mistake"
 
2011-11-01 12:03:47 PM  
Must be John Woo's kid.
 
2011-11-01 12:06:51 PM  
Like I'm going to DRIVE this dove to my Magic Show in this $5000 suit.

COME ON!
 
2011-11-01 12:08:01 PM  

AtticusFinchEsq: scottydoesntknow: So not only did they lose the guy's bird, they revealed his main trick involving the bird.

It's not a trick. It's an illusion. A trick is something whores do for money.



...or coke.
 
2011-11-01 12:17:14 PM  
Airlines have pretty clear rules about what animals are acceptable and what aren't and the method of transport.
If this guy is too lazy to read the conditions of his ticket, tough s**t.

I have flown with my cat tucked under the seat in an approved carrier after carefully finding out the rules.
If an airport worker had told me I had to leave the cat behind, I would not have flown.

This guy is just a litigious a$$wipe.
 
2011-11-01 12:21:21 PM  
Poston planned to arrange to bring Magic home, but he said he lost the worker's phone number.

So he needs $50K to remember the number?
 
2011-11-01 12:26:10 PM  
what I love about this article is the illustration of the "dove in the bag trick" The danger:-----

Complete BS.....

/21 years as a pro
 
2011-11-01 12:30:58 PM  

engine: what I love about this article is the illustration of the "dove in the bag trick" The danger:-----

Complete BS.....

/21 years as a pro


Exactly my thought. It's as if P&T provided the graphic for the article.

/35 years as a pro
 
2011-11-01 1:02:46 PM  
MC500ft_Elmo Magician was later quoted as saying. "I've made a huge mistake".

Lulz, I get it.
 
2011-11-01 1:04:23 PM  
Ta dah!!
 
2011-11-01 1:36:49 PM  
From whence it came
 
2011-11-01 3:25:34 PM  
Archimedes?
 
2011-11-01 5:31:30 PM  

GoldDude: Airlines have pretty clear rules about what animals are acceptable and what aren't and the method of transport.
If this guy is too lazy to read the conditions of his ticket, tough s**t.

I have flown with my cat tucked under the seat in an approved carrier after carefully finding out the rules.
If an airport worker had told me I had to leave the cat behind, I would not have flown.

This guy is just a litigious a$$wipe.


This. My wife just flew 2000 miles with a cat. It's not difficult at all, and only costs $50 extra.

The tricky parts: a) a lot of animals don't like to travel; b) the airline only allowed two carry-on animals per flight, first book, first serve; c) you need an approved carrier. None of these tricky parts are particularly tricky though.

Unless you just like to sue big corporations, I guess. Then this is all really hard and emotionally traumatizing.
 
2011-11-02 8:31:06 AM  

Jument: My wife just flew 2000 miles with a cat. It's not difficult at all, and only costs $50 extra.


That's a pretty impressive cat, mine never takes me anywhere.
 
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