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Discussion in 'United Airlines | MileagePlus' started by Captain Oveur, Jan 9, 2014.
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She never got over Macho Grande.
This sounds like a real-life edition of Judge Judy, Judge Alex, etc.!
An appropriate punishment would be a lifetime ban from future airline travel - on UA and elsewhere - but that likely won't be done due to wussiness.
A minimum one year in jail but her attorney will probably claim mental illness or something like that which seems to be the norm these days.
There just might be a few of us who will forget Macho Grande.
Funny...a couple years back I was on the Hyatt Place shuttle back to FLL with an NK captain. Nice guy, legacy UAL/DAL I think, victim of the airline industry, ending his career as a senior captain at NK. I asked him how often he has issues with passengers, considering NK flies the dregs, largely. He said (roughly, pardon the paraphrasing), "Well, almost never, because people know that when they walk onto our aircraft, it's a privilege because nobody else will fly them or they can't afford to fly anyone else. They either have to behave or take Greyhound."
Just have her pay a hefty fine and medical expenses of the GA. UA will likely take care of her from the business angle (banned for life).
Jails are too full for these kinds of offenses.
Correct on both counts, unfortunately.
IMHV, anyone assaulting airline personnel should immediately be placed upon a national "does not fly" list. If you are incapable of controlling your own behavior, you do not have the right to be able to endanger others. Do the airlines have the ability to create such "banned for life" passenger listings? If not, then they certainly should!
What if the person assaults the AirServ person "guarding" the premier security line?
What if the person assaults the Subway sandwich maker across the concourse from the ticket counter?
How about a case of road rage on the way to the airport?
There are lots of ways to demonstrate that one might be a risk when confined in a tube at 30k feet.
(don't get me wrong, I am not defending this particular person's actions... I just don't know where to draw the line)
I have no problem letting the courts/legal system decide this.
Just a suggestion about a "does not fly" list, and I honestly don't know if such a list exists. If it doesn't, it probably should.
I'm simply proposing that a person's choice to behave badly and assault others does not permit them to put either airline employees or the public at risk. And, should this happens on an airplane in flight, I'd propose that such a ban should be lifelong!
Individual airlines do have their own version of "no fly lists".
Thanks! That's a good thing to know - and I certainly hope that they share these lists with each other!
In fact, several posters on this forum, and the other, find themselves on such lists.
Some of them are more legally not able to lol
Alright, who here has beaten up a TA?
If it ever happens on an airplane in flight, just boot them out the door, better for society not to have to put up with these fools in any way shape or form.
There are some lists shared by the airlines. Others are not. Depends on what it is and what they're trying to prevent.
IMO, yes to all of the above.
No one ever really gets over Macho Grande.
The only justifiable assaults at an airport.
Absolutely, gaijin62! I suspect that assaults by airline personnel are always justifiable!
Probably just AFTER the Subway sandwich maker... [No, this was a joke - though I do not dine at Subway, the personnel are just trying to get by.]
In my years of flying commercial, I can only recall being so mad, that I was nearly out of control. The other times, when things went very wrong, it was obvious (to me at least), that the airline personnel were doing the best that they could, in a bad situation. I always tried to empathize with them, and let them help me, any way they could. When they could not, I just moved on with life, and found options. However, there WAS that one time, and I am glad that I got over that quickly, though it did taint an otherwise lovely trip SFO - LHR.
I feel so bad for this agent....would love to send her flowers.