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May 10, 2017 10:18:17   #
margoc (a regular here)
 
Plenty of people blamed Obama for things as ridiculous as the sky being blue. The pettiness is just continuing with this president.
 
May 10, 2017 11:16:51   #
Dances with Wool
 
Reinharv wrote:
Liberals find any reason to attack our President. They can't help themselves.


People did it with Obama too. I agree that it's stupid to bring up the President when the problem is with United Airlines.
May 10, 2017 11:17:20   #
Dances with Wool
 
CatLadyHM wrote:
Wow, United is awful! But they are just the worst of a rotten bunch. I travel by train because I hate being treated like cattle. Traveling by train, they are always happy to see you, treat you like you matter to them, and are courteous.


Unfortunately trains don't cross the Atlantic
May 10, 2017 18:37:56   #
SmithWerx
 
Reinharv wrote:
Liberals find any reason to attack our President. They can't help themselves.


May 11, 2017 07:15:44   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
Reinharv wrote:
Well I was anti-Obama but didn't inject his name in every conversation. I was anti-Clinton too but never opened my mouth about them in casual conversation. It's sad what's happening today.


It is a sad world we live in.
With technology today, anything can be out in public in seconds.

The way people treat others is another story. There are so many nice people but there are also so many who are all about me, me, me.
We are surrounded by them daily in public, online (at least a handful right here),
I have learned to just walk away from them, the more you respond the nastier they get.

I wish we could all just get along.
May 11, 2017 07:31:43   #
pesreed
 
I fly over 100 thousand miles a year - often on United because i am located near a hub - I have never had bad service from them - I have watched many passengers take out their frustrations on the employees who had nothing to do with the situation (weather delays, cancellations, mechanical issues,) and were trying to do the best they could to help the passengers - many of whom can be unreasonably demanding. Folks should read all the fine print on the airline tickets so they know what the rules an regs. are.
 
May 11, 2017 11:04:45   #
denisejh
 
Chezl-I personally think this BS with the airlines has always been going on. We, the traveling public just didn't question it so it never got this out of control. Now days, with technology getting better and better and people having more devices due to the cost being more reasonable, we are becoming more empowered and it's so much easier to video these incidents. Where for years, the airlines have been able to get away with stuff like this, now the true stories are coming out and the airlines can no longer deny their bad behavior. The majority of people working in the airline/travel industry are good people trying to do their job well. Unfortunately, as in many things, there are some not so great people there. I have personally witnessed several instances of airline personnel "making up the rules" and quoting rules and law that doesn't exist. I have videoed some of this with my cell phone and, when things were beginning to escalate out of control, I've quietly pulled aside the said airline personnel and advised them that I have them on video lying to a paying passenger and walked them to another part of the plane to give them a chance to compose themselves. I've then walked back to the passenger in question and quietly explained them that they are in violation of federal law by not following the directions of the flight attendant and they could end up in prison for that violation.Fortunately, with the help of other passengers, we were able to calm everything down and finish the flight with no further problems. I believe the airlines need to be more forthcoming about the rules and regs instead of adding them in the very tiny, impossible to read, fine print with the ticket and I believe they need to hold themselves to a much higher standard of respect and dignity towards their customers. That being said, we, the traveling public, need to open out eyes and see the total picture. We need to realize that, although some airline policy is just plain rude and unfair, many of those traveling rules are there for reasons of safety. When we buy a ticket, we are accepting ALL the rules and policies so we need to do OUR homework and know out rights and responsibilities. We also need to treat the airline personnel with respect and fairness. Our frequent bad behavior sets the tone for a lot of this crap and we need to accept responsibility for that and do better. It's not a matter of "I will when they do". Take the high road, be the better person, be respectful, and be a role model for others who are clueless. You get respect when you give respect.It's a two-way street and we are each not the only resident on the block!!!! Denise
May 11, 2017 11:22:13   #
Chezl (a regular here)
 
denisejh wrote:
Chezl-I personally think this BS with the airlines has always been going on. We, the traveling public just didn't question it so it never got this out of control. Now days, with technology getting better and better and people having more devices due to the cost being more reasonable, we are becoming more empowered and it's so much easier to video these incidents. Where for years, the airlines have been able to get away with stuff like this, now the true stories are coming out and the airlines can no longer deny their bad behavior. The majority of people working in the airline/travel industry are good people trying to do their job well. Unfortunately, as in many things, there are some not so great people there. I have personally witnessed several instances of airline personnel "making up the rules" and quoting rules and law that doesn't exist. I have videoed some of this with my cell phone and, when things were beginning to escalate out of control, I've quietly pulled aside the said airline personnel and advised them that I have them on video lying to a paying passenger and walked them to another part of the plane to give them a chance to compose themselves. I've then walked back to the passenger in question and quietly explained them that they are in violation of federal law by not following the directions of the flight attendant and they could end up in prison for that violation.Fortunately, with the help of other passengers, we were able to calm everything down and finish the flight with no further problems. I believe the airlines need to be more forthcoming about the rules and regs instead of adding them in the very tiny, impossible to read, fine print with the ticket and I believe they need to hold themselves to a much higher standard of respect and dignity towards their customers. That being said, we, the traveling public, need to open out eyes and see the total picture. We need to realize that, although some airline policy is just plain rude and unfair, many of those traveling rules are there for reasons of safety. When we buy a ticket, we are accepting ALL the rules and policies so we need to do OUR homework and know out rights and responsibilities. We also need to treat the airline personnel with respect and fairness. Our frequent bad behavior sets the tone for a lot of this crap and we need to accept responsibility for that and do better. It's not a matter of "I will when they do". Take the high road, be the better person, be respectful, and be a role model for others who are clueless. You get respect when you give respect.It's a two-way street and we are each not the only resident on the block!!!! Denise
Chezl-I personally think this BS with the airlines... (show quote)


I remember flying home from Germany on KLM back in 1979 and a French flight attendant was extremely grumpy and when I was walking behind her going to the toilets, she suddenly stopped in front of me and I stepped on her heels. Before I could apologise to her, she screamed at me in French and she was very angry. I found out from another flight attendant that I had stepped on the blisters on her heels. She refused to have anything more to do with me after that incident and she stayed grumpy for the rest of her flight.
May 11, 2017 11:41:00   #
Marly (a regular here)
 
Chezl wrote:
I remember flying home from Germany on KLM back in 1979 and a French flight attendant was extremely grumpy and when I was walking behind her going to the toilets, she suddenly stopped in front of me and I stepped on her heels. Before I could apologise to her, she screamed at me in French and she was very angry. I found out from another flight attendant that I had stepped on the blisters on her heels. She refused to have anything more to do with me after that incident and she stayed grumpy for the rest of her flight.
I remember flying home from Germany on KLM back in... (show quote)


Maybe that flight attendant had get better fitting shoes LOL
Marly
May 11, 2017 11:49:23   #
sockyarn (a regular here)
 
How do you know she followed protocol? Did you see the list of do's and don'ts ? That is only speculation.
Marge St Pete wrote:
What does Trump have to do with this? Airlines have guidelines to follow and this is what she did. She was not the nicest but she followed protocol.
May 11, 2017 12:02:09   #
elfiestouch
 
Reinharv wrote:
Liberals find any reason to attack our President. They can't help themselves.


What you said is certainly true!
 
May 11, 2017 12:06:47   #
Nancy Deak (a regular here)
 
Reinharv wrote:
Liberalism is a disease.


Are you kidding? Is conservatism a disease also? People (even conservatives) are entitled to their opinions.
May 11, 2017 12:07:51   #
Chezl (a regular here)
 
Reinharv wrote:
Liberals find any reason to attack our President. They can't help themselves.


I am not a liberal and I like to attack Trump any time I can but unfortunately, this had nothing to do with him this time.
To be anti-Trump doesn't mean you are a liberal.
We dislike him because he is an idiot.
May 11, 2017 12:20:33   #
elfiestouch
 
Chezl wrote:
I am not a liberal and I like to attack Trump any time I can but unfortunately, this had nothing to do with him this time.
To be anti-Trump doesn't mean you are a liberal.
We dislike him because he is an idiot.


Would be interested in knowing, what you have accomplished in life?
May 11, 2017 12:26:20   #
Chezl (a regular here)
 
elfiestouch wrote:
Would be interested in knowing, what you have accomplished in life?


Why?
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