First-Class Passengers Throw Fit Over Missing Perk

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  1. uggboy
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    || First-Class Passengers Throw Fit Over Missing Perk ||

    IMHO, a very odd first world problem.:confused:
     
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    Ouch! I guess money (or points) does not bring class or common sense!
     
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    It was a USA - Australia flight, so who knows -- but as an American I fear the passengers in question were probably from my country. My clue: they needed extra-large size :(
     
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    I can't really believe that they wouldn't have been offloaded - doesn't it cost a lot for the airline to delay departure 30 minutes - possible missed connections, etc.?
     
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    Well observed!;)
     
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    What was Qantas' choice? Once they refuse to fly and leave, they have to take the bags off. And the airline probably would rather take a delay and get these idiots off the plane than risk a problem inflight.
     
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    Isn't this a well known fact;) as in DYKWIA?
     
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    :D :D :D

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/na...st-class-pyjamas/story-fndo3ewo-1226447674305
     
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    These two DYKWIAs should've been allowed to leave the plane..... AFTER it took off. :D
     
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    Ha Ha!:D
     
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    That's a [ too well known ] fact, wish this would change.......dream on!;)
     
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    yep...... unfortunately they were deboarded before the plane left (hence the 30 minute delay) but the frosting is
    "The pyjama guy apparently told the crew: "Make sure you tell everyone why we're so late: they didn't have pyjamas for us." - with his delusional thinking that this would get him sympathy:rolleyes: It takes all kinds...... next time maybe they should take a ship - then they could bring their own and not worry about fit!!!

    What I did learn is that Qantas has pj's in C - nice.
     
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    The article was clear on this. "Other passengers were unaffected with the flight touching down in Melbourne this morning on schedule," the spokesperson told The Herald Sun.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they were the first to offer them in J...going back to [2006], if not earlier.
     
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    I would've thrown a fit at these pax instead. Delaying an aircraft for something that can be compensated in their home base is without a doubt the stupidest reason ever in my book.
     
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    Did anyone see the thread already started in the Qantas section:

    "Qantas Didn't Have My Size PJ's in First So I Took A Later Flight. What Compensation Should I Request?"
     
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    I guess the trip to Oz wasn't really that important to them.;)
     
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    The Herald Sun lets your fellow-citizens off the hook. The pair are identified as Australians.
     
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    In other words: "Tell the other passengers that we think it's your fault that we're such insufferable jerks." :eek:

    I learned the verb "spruik". :)
     
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    but this article was posted after my comment, hence at the time I thought of the possibility of missed connections
     
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    To be all honest, I wouldn't be so dramatic to delay the departure and disembark, but for sure I would've protested and demanded compensation ... after all revenue flight in first class between LAX & MEL can cost $10K or more and to expect beanies as promised isn't that out of the ordinary.
     
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    One would think the lost time to those two idiots should have been worth much more than a pair of pajamas. I understand asking for some kind of compensation after the flight, but who in their right mind wastes the time of boarding and then deplaning over pajamas. I assume their destination must not have been that important to them.
     
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    Frankly, once (*) I am in a position to drop $10K on a flight to anywhere (other than the moon, I suppose), I really hope I'll not get bend out of shape when something like this happens to me. batman happens.

    What's the appropriate compensation? A Fedex delivery of a new PJ in my size to my home address?

    (*) always the optimist... sunny day here... life's better without getting too upset about minor things.
     
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    Cutting of one's nose comes to mind.
     
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