Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    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.
     


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


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    Clinton's swearing in De Blasio?

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  6. aravenel

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    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.
     
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    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!
     


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    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.
     


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    Neither the TSA nor a security guard can detain you. Push past those bitches and let them call the cops if they want to.
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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


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    I doubt it.
     


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    Old news.
    He was already sworn in last night but for the pomp and circumstance today....Clinton is doing it.
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    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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