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post #5191 of 11478
Wow, that is unbelievable. Actually it's totally believable and not surprising at all. There is no more miserable experience than dealing with an airline. It's one of the few times I have felt utterly powerless. Whether you're some schmo who flys occasionally on vacation, or a super power traveler, they will fuck you when and how they please and there isn't a damn thing you can do about it. I avoid flying whenever I can and refuse to fly if i'm going anywhere from Boston to DC, the train is much much more enjoyable. I hate the all of the airlines.
post #5192 of 11478

I just came back from a trip to China. While visiting, my father and I needed directions a couple times. There are thousands of soldiers and police on the streets, and not a single one would help us find the places we were looking for. Sometimes the subway station or street was just around the corner, and they refused to tell us or claimed they didn't know. One time, the police officer even stated he could not speak Chinese.

 

It's not just America that has issues.

post #5193 of 11478

I hate flying. Even when I'm lucky enough to fly first class it's still a soul-sucking experience at every juncture.

 

Been playing with this: http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet

 

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lefty

post #5194 of 11478
This is what happens when people demand that they be kept "safe", willing to give up their freedom for this illusion.
post #5195 of 11478

Clinton's swearing in De Blasio?

 

lefty

post #5196 of 11478
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

So, here is something I personally witnessed yesterday.

At SFO, a family of four was trying to board. The gate agents kept saying their bags would not fit. This even though the flight was not full, the same family had taken the same airline, same plane, on the way out and their bags had fit--and even though the father demonstrated, using their own "fit basket" or whatever you call it, that in fact his bag DID fit.

After an argument in which the airline people were being completely assholic and irrational, they let him on WITH his bags.

When we landed at JFK, we got to the gate. They would not open the door and let us off for forty minutes. No explanation. Just "we are delayed here waiting for the Port Authority."

Well, guess what it turned out to be? They sent THREE PA cops to arrest the dad. That's right. The bitch flight attendants, in an act of revenge, had him arrested in front of his wife, kids, and plane full of 200 people. His "crime" was arguing with them and, worse, being right.

Now, if he was a "threat", why did they let him on the plane? If it was about the bag, why did they let him on WITH the bags? (They DID fit, I saw him slow them.)

The government of this country and its collusive industries are illegitimate. There is no word for what I saw other than "tyranny." This is not just a reason New York sucks, but America sucks.

100% agree. The "security" situation here is a complete disgrace. The fact that they clearly knew he was no threat and let him on the plane just makes it absurd.

And of course, I am sure he has absolutely no recourse here. Bend over and take it.
post #5197 of 11478
Sometimes it is not a full "arrest" and the passenger is just detained until they give their side of the story. Hopefully, this was the case......
Otherwise...it's BS!
post #5198 of 11478
So apparently, LGA now employs rent-a-cops to prevent you from leaving the airport with your own bags. My wife had checked a bag on our return flight to New York. We got in, she went and got in the insanely long cab line while I waited on the bag. Pick it up, try to leave, only to be hassled by a bunch of rent a cops wanting to see the baggage ticket. Well, I don't have it, my wife does. OK, how about a boarding pass or ID? The bag is in my wife's name, so my pass and ID won't work. OK, fine, you guys can hold the bag while I go find my wife. Sorry sir, you cannot leave the bag unattended.

So at this point I am in a catch-22. Can't leave the bag to get my wife; can't get my wife until I leave the bag. After 15 minutes of this insanity, I was able to get my wife on the phone to leave her place in the cab line and come back inside to show ID so I could leave with my own property.

I honestly want to know what would have happened if I had just pushed past the guy and left anyways. Given Manton's experience above though, I probably would have been arrested and cavity-searched for daring to question the authority of a high-school dropout on a power trip.
post #5199 of 11478
Neither the TSA nor a security guard can detain you. Push past those bitches and let them call the cops if they want to.
post #5200 of 11478
Thread Starter 
This really has nothing to do with security, it's all about the abuse of power. No fool--above all not the c-words who had this man arrested--ever believed they were in the slightest danger from him.
post #5201 of 11478
Thread Starter 
If I write a letter of complaint to Delta, will I get put on the No Fly list?
post #5202 of 11478
I doubt it.
post #5203 of 11478
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Clinton's swearing in De Blasio?

lefty

Old news.
He was already sworn in last night but for the pomp and circumstance today....Clinton is doing it.
post #5204 of 11478
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

Sometimes it is not a full "arrest" and the passenger is just detained until they give their side of the story. Hopefully, this was the case......
Otherwise...it's BS!
That would be less bad, but it's BS either way. If he was in any way a danger--hell, even if he was simply wrong about the bag--they should have dealt with it at SFO. But they let him on the plane, WITH his bags, and his bags did fit. We all settled in and there were no further incidents of any kind. This was done for revenge.
post #5205 of 11478
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

If I write a letter of complaint to Delta, will I get put on the No Fly list?

What would you really write without knowing the passenger's name, etc? And you can't really confirm that he was actually arrested vs just detained..

It is BS anyway that you look at it...
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