Obama/Wall Streets aviation legacy: billions of $ of stress, discomfort and tensions shifted to pax

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  1. ahappyelite

    ahappyelite Silver Member

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    Air travel is incredibly abysmal.
    Every flight late. Every boarding excruciating.
    Every flight packed.
    Stress sky high.
    Fights practically breaking out everywhere you turn.
    Hubs disgusting. Bathrooms overflowing. Employees crushed.
    Disembarking passengers as gleeful as new parolees from maximum security prisons.
    Dangerously overcrowded and cramped seating. Will it take a tragedy to do something?
    All so Wall Street can pig out each and every quarter
    What a disgrace and embarrassment.
    The passenger being openly taunted and mocked.
    And billions of taxpayer subsidies going right to the gangstas responsible.
    And the public is silenced like an Iron Curtain country.
     
  2. eponymous_coward
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    Exaggerate much?

    My flights aren't always late. In fact, they're most always on time.

    I can afford to fly far more than twenty or thirty years ago, and it's not just increases in my income; it's real positive changes in the prices I pay.

    My stress is fine. My last flights, I got to the airport not too long before first boarding call, and was through TSA in moments. I got upgrades into first class. My last flight, I flew out of a nice, clean, fairly new terminal. Those weren't particularly unusual experiences.

    I redeemed well over 100,000 miles in the last year or so, and went to places like Hong Kong, Bangkok, Zurich, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Chicago in international first and business class. This included flights on carriers like American Airlines that I thought were just fine, in comfortable seats with good food and spirits. I have some more flights like that to look forward to in the coming months.

    By all means speak for yourself, but in this case, I actually AM a "happy elite". It's a shame you give your username the lie. I don't know what to say other than I'm sorry for your experiences and hope you have better ones, but please do not speak for me. I do not find my experience of air travel "incredibly abysmal".
     
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  3. ahappyelite

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    Exaggerate not.
    EVERYTHING about air travel is worse than prior to the mergers.
    If you are flying in a first class cabin on a m e carrier I might understand.
    US air travel is an utter suck fest-including so called first class. Every flight gets out late bc of the agonizing boarding process.
    Nothing has been too small to gut and slash.
    All of these carriers would be in Chapter 11 if not for the gift of collusion and non competition given to their Wall Street masfers
    I'm sure they are laughing at your apologias right now.
     
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    Every time I see the handle posting I get offended because the poster is clearly not happy...
     
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  5. ahappyelite

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    Where does everyone go after socializing with the people who brought all of us the Friendly Skies? The Wells Fargo party?
     
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    There is an "ignore" button if you care to use it. <plonk*>

    *bonus points to those who get the reference
     
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    I thought he was talking about Chicago, over crowed, subsidies, fighting killing, and the Presidents home town.

    I was on AA last week late, missed my connection, they gave my wife and I each 15,000 miles, plus a hotel voucher.

    You guessed it we were on a miles award ticket...

    Love AA, and United,

    Flying both since the trail drager days....both have came a long way,
     
  8. ahappyelite

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    I've heard about all of this great service, comfort and dependability
    It's called Fantasy Class.
    Helps to be betting on the stock or to socialize with the UAL execs who precision engineered travel to be the holy hell it objectively is.
    Just a few of the millions of Americans who can't wait for their next flights!
     
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    and how does our President get blamed for this?
     
  10. ahappyelite

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    The following entities are owned and operated by Wall Street:
    DOJ Antitrust
    DOJ Criminal
    DOT
    FAA
    Various purported "consumer protection" agenices.
    This administration, with full knowledge that mergers were unnecessary, and would result in an all out assault on passengers endorsed and celebrated them . I recently flew on a Delta 717, and the exit row has no legroom at all: the exit row passengers would perish in a catastrophe, forget about everyone else. United has installed bathrooms that 30% of Americans cannot fit into. The airlines continue to engage in the largest scheme to defraud in US history: hawking airline miles they have no present intention of honoring. Almost all flights get out late after a life sapping boarding process caused by baggage fee pigouts. Discomfort, inconvenience, hardship and peril are the legacy of the people in this administration who are lapdogs for big business. Air travel was enough of an ordeal before the airlines engineered ways to profit by making air travel a bigger ordeal with each passing day. Imagine what people would say about this shabby farce if they can back to life after flying in the 70's and 80's and expected that modern air travel would be blissful, not the hell that it is.
     
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    In the 70s and 80s no word word about baggage fees the worry about getting the bags when they got to the location .

    In the 70s and 80s the bathrooms are the same size as they are , The people are just fatter .

    If you were a better value service be willing to pay for the unions control the baggage pick ups , as for people of size just eat less.

    You simply cannot Tear an airplane apart because you have a bunch of lazy fat people who are whiny

    Got a problem look in the mirror
     
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    Delete your account.
     
  13. ahappyelite

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    Economy Minus
    New from United
    Happy I saw this crappiness coming
    United has gotten very little from me since 10
    Aiming for zero in 17
    Fuel is rock bottom, they stripped out
    Billions in costs and still air travel gets worse every 24 hours
     
  14. ahappyelite

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    Scanning fares on various routes for WINTER.
    Many are sky high-highest I've seen, and clearly there is a new coziness between the so called High Crappy Carriers (HCC's) and the tiny handful of airlines left after the unnecessary, shady mergers that have lined the pockets of so many Wall Street speculators. Seats on many routes have been pared down-obviously by arrangement. The Obama Administration utterly failed on aviation, presiding over the greatest, most unnecessary debasement and decline in an essential service-aerial mass transit-in modern US History. How many of these so called watchdogs are going to land on the big bucks side after aiding and abetting this grandest of grand larcenies committed against the choiicless flying public.
     
  15. Dublin_rfk

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    Hey! I resemble that remark!
    I remember actually getting two people into one of those a couple of times! They were too snug to do much more than snuggle :D. We just wanted a place to change.
     
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    I remember the mile high club.,
     
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  17. ahappyelite

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    no question that many bathrooms are smaller and there are fewer. Anyone remember the studio sized handicapped toilet on some Continental flights? Before these criminals took over.....
     
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    I remember several attempts and failures:oops:.
     
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    As you state on some flugs. But not just on Continental. TWA and BA (that I know of) waaaaaaaay back in the dark ages of 707's and DC8's!
     
  20. ahappyelite

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    Continental 767 (and I think triple 7 also) had a giant bathroom right up to their Obama Administration- sanctioned execution by Wall Street-If you have seen the new United toilet's on some of their metal, it is undeniable, despite the apologias here for those who have created the modern day cesspool of air travel that-while many passengers might actually fit into the allocated space, they better not need to sit......
    A fine performance by the industry-captured regulators in allowing a nation with an admittedly large populous to be told to go to hell in furtherance of multi BILLION dollar profits providing MASS TRANSIT.
     
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  21. satman40

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    LOL, I remember AA C-47, tail dragers, and Beechcraft E-18, out of IND to
    Midway, them to Chicago Miggs in a chopper, and a taxi to the loop...

    Years later we went direct Miggs, now Miggs us closed down..I use to love skirting the lake and dropping down on the short strip..
     

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