Another over-entitled elite...

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  1. Infinite1K
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    From the San Francisco Chronicle:

    Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom had a bit of time to kill while waiting to fly back from Washington, D.C. Sunday and decided to let all of his almost 1.3 million Twitter followers share in his disappointment at the “inexcusable” delays.

    The former San Francisco mayor tweeted Sunday that he sat on the tarmac for more than 5 hours while his flight to San Francisco went through various delays.

    http://twitter.com/#!/GavinNewsom/status/204317666532528128

    http://twitter.com/#!/GavinNewsom/status/204330915323850754

    Newsom was returning from Washington where he’d taped a segment of This Week with George Stephanopolous, said his spokeswoman Deirdre Hussey.
    United hasn’t responded to Newsom’s complaints yet, but it can’t be because this is a new situation to them. Houston Mayor Annise Parker tweeted her frustrations at the airline in March after being delayed while flying with her two daughters on a flight to Houston from San Francisco.
     
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    Did they at least get a new UA "skykit"?
     
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  3. SS255
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    How do we know he's elite? Maybe he's a one-transaction UA wonder!! :D
     
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    It would have been a marketing genius if AA offered both these politicians status matches on their twitter or facebook accounts. As well as a AA Amenity bag :)
     
  5. Captain Oveur
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    Him having been the former mayor of San Francisco, one can assume he has flown on UA plenty of other times.
     
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    If i recall correctly most if the problems the mayor of Houston had were more or her own doing. Hard to blame the airline for passenger error.
     
  7. CrazyMonkey
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    As now the LT Gov and spending a fair amount of time in SMF....he can fly out of ther to avoid the SFO drama..
     
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    I wouldn't put it past Newsom to do something similarly stupid.
     
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    She isn't a bad mayor (for normal people, the far right wing hate her probably because she is gay) but i think she was late arriving at the airport and her kids or niece (something like that) were on separate reservations so there was some issue getting checked in. All issues where if they had gotten to the airport a early like we are supposed to there would have been no issue. But of course the right wing jumped on her as having a sense of entitlement, the pro-Continental anti united folks in Houston ran their mouths etc etc.
     
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    First time I ever agreed with that guy!
     

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