24 thoughts on “/pukes

  1. The morality of the situation is appalling, to be sure, but the thing that really gets me is someone decided that this was more cost-effective than just increasing their compensation offer until someone took it. At $2000+hotel, it would have been a bargain compared to this PR disaster. Who thought that was a good idea?

  2. < ![CDATA[The morality of the situation is appalling, to be sure, but the thing that really gets me is someone decided that this was more cost-effective than just increasing their compensation offer until someone took it. At $2000+hotel, it would have been a bargain compared to this PR disaster. Who thought that was a good idea?]]>

  3. A friend told me about this at lunch and I was appalled and asked if they arrested the men who knocked the guy out and he was like “They were air marshals” which instantly conveyed that they would not be. URG

  4. < ![CDATA[A friend told me about this at lunch and I was appalled and asked if they arrested the men who knocked the guy out and he was like "They were air marshals" which instantly conveyed that they would not be. URG]]>

  5. Add this to my already too long list of “reasons why a completely free market won’t work, my hardcore libertarian friends.”

    This story has me paranoid for our family vacation this year. If they do things like this to scare people into paying more for the privilege of not getting bumped, it’s working on me. I spent my train time this morning looking for ways to minimize​ or eliminate the risk of being bumped. I don’t care about their stupid perks, I just want to get where I’m going.

  6. < ![CDATA[Add this to my already too long list of "reasons why a completely free market won't work, my hardcore libertarian friends." This story has me paranoid for our family vacation this year. If they do things like this to scare people into paying more for the privilege of not getting bumped, it's working on me. I spent my train time this morning looking for ways to minimize​ or eliminate the risk of being bumped. I don't care about their stupid perks, I just want to get where I'm going.]]>

  7. We luckily did not choose United. Before booking I was debating between an earlier flight on United or a less expensive, slightly later flight on American.

    I read this morning that Jet Blue has a “no overbooking” policy. Might have to keep them in mind for future trips.

  8. < ![CDATA[We luckily did not choose United. Before booking I was debating between an earlier flight on United or a less expensive, slightly later flight on American. I read this morning that Jet Blue has a "no overbooking" policy. Might have to keep them in mind for future trips.]]>