Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Rumble at the Airport

Canceled flights led Spirit Airlines passengers to scream, shout and throw punches at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Cellphone video shows a crowd of riled-up passengers swarming the ticket check-in counter for Spirit Airlines Monday evening after nine flights were canceled, leaving hundreds stranded. In one clip, at least two women start swinging at the Broward sheriff’s deputies. Anothert video shows one of the woman being led away and someone held on the ground by deputies.
Airline travel is frustrating, no doubt. Passengers are treated like livestock, only without USDA supervision.

But really, people: Punching out a cop is not OK. You're likely going to get jail time for that.

I'd like to snark about "this is what you get for flying El Cheapo Airlines", but passengers don't seem to be treated any better on the majors these days.


CenterPuke88 said...

Contract negotiations with the pilots...so far over two years...go figure.

DTWND said...

All the problems in the news with the airlines makes it easier to convince (try to, anyway) that flying with GA is much easier and less worrisome. Plus I build more time! (he he he)


Anonymous said...

I liked how the screaming, cussing, and hitting at people resulted in a fully staffed plane, boarding, and a smooth take off.


Thomas Ten Bears said...

I can't think of any good reason to ever again board a commercial flight.