Tulip Syndrome

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Is Tulip Syndrome Curable?

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  1. HeathrowGuy
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    Since the close of the merger of Continental Airlines and United in 2010, we have all experienced some changes – and occasional inconveniences – as a result of integrating two very complex airlines. Most of us took the changes and occasional difficulties in stride, understanding that things will eventually get better, and perhaps venting a bit to neighbors and loved ones, or in forums such as Milepoint.

    Unfortunately, there is a fraction of the flying population that has been afflicted by the changes far more than most. Comprised mostly of flyers used to primarily flying United prior to the merger, they exhibit unusual, visceral symptoms in reaction the merger and integration, such as:

    1. Delusional beliefs that new United managers are always “out to get them”;

    2. Pervasive notions that the new United cannot properly operate a flight on time, or with the typical levels of amenities and customer service;

    3. Vivid daydreams and nightmares about the SHARES PSS, to the point of causing harm to personal and professional relationships;

    4. Delusions of the grandeur of products and services offered by United prior to the merger with Continental; and

    5. Baseless hopes that United’s former logo, the “tulip”, will be re-introduced sometime soon, and that United CEO Jeff Smisek will be replaced.

    Persons who are exhibiting these symptoms for seven days or more should be considered afflicted with “Tulip Syndrome”.
     
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    How do we help those afflicted by Tulip Syndrome?
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Sign them up for a status match with Delta.
     
  4. HeathrowGuy
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    Well, that's probably a more humane course of treatment that my initial thoughts of ice baths and exorcisms...
     
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    Best way to counter inane batman is with more inane batman.
     
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    You are employed, right?
     
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    :rolleyes:

    Not to be harsh but that is all I have to say about this thread.
     
  8. HeathrowGuy
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    Yes.
     
  9. genemk2

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    This isn't very helpful or welcoming.
     
  10. HeathrowGuy
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    We're trying to help our fellow man here...
     
  11. HeathrowGuy
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    But is it truthful? :D

    We must first embrace the reality of the malady if we seek to ultimately cure it.
     
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    No.
     
  13. Steve GadFly
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    Even the OP "liked" this comment....perhaps that's a sign that this isn't productive and is getting old.
     
  14. HeathrowGuy
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    To the contrary, Tulip Syndrome is getting old, but there's been little effort to find a reliable cure. ;)
     
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    This is a thread about a thread and otherwise adds minimal value to the greater community (in my opinion).
     
  16. goalie
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    And I'll add a redux
     
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    There is no cure for the syndrome. Don Quixole tried to help but (s)he got her lance broken.
     
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    They've switched to Dutch high-test windmills.
     
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    Hence the term Teh Flying Dutchman.
     
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    Ahhh, trying to use KLM as a cure ;) More jarring than Delta, and also provides a better reminder of the quality of *A airlines.
     
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    I understand that this thread isn't a step in the positive direction but neither is all the whining and moaning about logos, brand recognition, bring back the Tulip, this never happened before 3/3, I have become under valued, this is all Jeff'ed up,this new boarding is wrong and (my all time favorite reason) why UA is a failure: SHARES.

    I just need to avoid reading the TOBB. Too much negativity and not enough humor.
     
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    There's plenty of humor; gallow's humor.

    This public service message is brought to you by the your local chapter of, 'Just because it worked for CO doesn't mean it works for COdbaUA'.
     
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    The $64,000 question is:

    Can outbreaks of Tulip Syndrome be reduced/prevented with a generic drug?
     
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    Rumor has it such a drug has been developed by scientists in Japan, but it's currently awaiting FDA approval for trials in the US.
     
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    Ah, I see our own HeathrowGuy is once again posting in admiration of his beloved UA and drSL.

    I also see that some of you have been unforgiving of our friend and even bestowed the :rolleyes: upon him.

    We must all understand that these threads are simply HeathrowGuy's way of showing his adoration to his drSL, akin to writing a sonnet or sending bouquets of roses.

    Alas, according to his bio, Chairman Jeff prefers his contact sports to be coed, thus making HeathrowGuy's quest all the more quixotic.

    So I say have mercy on our comrade HeathrowGuy. After all, who among us can truly say he or she hasn't known the sting of unrequited love?
     

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