@ Brave Sir Robin:Somehow, since it's been around for more than a
century, human flight no longer seems like such a "miracle"! And
where did I say anything about reclining seats?? My gripe is about how
commercial flight continues to deteriorate in general -- simply to further
enrich corporate executives and investors at the expense of ordinary citizens.
@EmmanuelGoldstein1984 - Salt Lake City, UTApril 11, 2019 1:55 p.m.He responded well, more credit to him.But why was he sitting in first
class in the first place? A really good CEO would sit in coach along with most
everyone else, so as to get a real-life sense of what us ordinary peons have to
put up with."We usually agree on most things. However, I give
him credit. Many CEO's and most Airline CEO's fly private. American,
Delta, United, all have their own General Av jets as well as charters. I book my
flights to destinations, based on listed equipment. If you don't like the
platform for a certain route, you can book an different flight or even a
I would take a spilled drink over the way American Airlines shafted me. I was
flying to Richmond on a Saturday morning early. Before I went to bed I checked
my email and had an email that evening from American Airlines saying they
cancelled the flight for no particular reason and could not get me to Richmond
until Monday. After non-stop web searching (American Airlines phone lines were
non-stop busy) I was able to get a late night flight Saturday night. There were
no weather related issues to stop the flight.
@emmanuelOk then, don't fly. Take the train or the bus.Honestly, I get so tired of people complaining about airlines.
You're participating in the miracle of human flight - just think about that
for a second.You're sitting in a chair that's going 500
mph 6 miles off the ground, and all you can think is "but it doesn't
recline far enough. Waaaaaah!"
Lucky it was the boss. A regular first class customer would have sued the
He responded well, more credit to him.But why was he sitting in
first class in the first place? A really good CEO would sit in coach along with
most everyone else, so as to get a real-life sense of what us ordinary peons
have to put up with.I speak from very recent personal experience,
having just endured a 3-hr flight on that same airline. The coach section was
so cramped I couldn't even go to the back and stretch my legs. There was
only one lavatory for peons, about 18 inches wide -- smallest I've ever
seen on a commercial airliner. There was no rear galley for the flight
attendants and only one small folding seat. All this just so that same CEO and
his fellow executives can make even more millions than they would otherwise.
Despite being hit with beer, I’m glad he could “keep his shirt
@2 bits - Cottonwood Heights, UTApril 11, 2019 10:46 a.m.Stuff
happens... we all know that. Even CEOs know that."That's
casting a wide net. A lot of CEO's are egotistical tyrants. I can just
imagine if this same scenario happened on another airlines. Like Trump Shuttle.
Stuff happens... we all know that. Even CEOs know that.I don't
know why she would expect her CEO to act any different than any other passenger.
Seems to be a pretty cool guy.I think he knew she didn't do
it on purpose and that accidents happen.
What a story and what a boss!