Shit that happens with Airlines, thread

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  1. KenW449

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    #1 -   Mar 19, 2018
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    I've read that United employees were beyond pissed because of a bonus lottery (dafuq??) so they don't give a shit about anything anymore, but that's a poor excuse for the poor animal and its family.
     
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    LOL. "travel voucher"

    Probably worth less than the paper it's printed on.

     
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    I got one for a flight delay (albeit only $100, I think). It was pretty straightforward to redeem it as cash-equivalent on united.com.
     
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    I got a hundred bucks from Southwest at the weekend for a 3 hour delay. I'd have preferred to not have the delay causing my arrival at my hotel to be at 3AM though.
     
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    Books flight with voucher.
    Flight is oversold.
    Lowest paid fair gets turfed.
    Now has 20 000.00 in travel vouchers.
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    Oh, bullshit.

    1. The aircraft is perfectly capable, you're just a bitch, nobody made you board.
    2. If SW had canceled the flight, you'd be demanding compensation/lodging, even though they have no obligation if the cancel is due to weather.
     
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    For some reason, the whole “stay 20 miles away from thunderstorms” recommendation goes out the window then it comes to airlines. I’m not sure why, you are taught over and over as a pilot to avoid them by at least this much, yet time after time they fly far closer to cells.
     
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    Fuel is expensive, yo!
     
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    Yeah, that's going to probably be a big deal for the NTSB and they are going to crawl all up the airline's, the MRO's, the FAA certification and inspection's, and all sorts of asses to find out where the failures occurred. Engine parts are supposed to fly out the back of the engine for the most part and not pierce the fuselage. There are some that have been speculating that due to no significant catastrophic accidents in recent years, the NTSB has been starting to look at some of the smaller events in much greater detail with more resources than ever.
     
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    Apparently this is the second engine to come apart in cruise for SW in a year, both resulting in a damaged pressure vessel. I'd be awful nervous if I was employed in their engine shop.

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    By the wrist/elbow. :panic:




    Edit 2: The first failure I was thinking of was in 2016

     
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    I wouldn't, the "engine shop" is probably in El Salvador or something. They've been outsourcing for a while.
     
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    Lowest fares though!
     
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    It broke a 9 year safety string
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/de...record-us-safety-string/ar-AAvZww2?ocid=ientp

    "Almost 100 million U.S.-operated airline flights, carrying several billion people, had taken off and landed safely in this country over a nine-year span since the last time a passenger died in an accident.

    That record for avoiding fatalities -- which had never been approached in the history of modern aviation -- was splintered in an instant Tuesday when an engine on a Southwest Airlines Co. plane exploded mid-air, spewing shrapnel into a window and killing a passenger."

    And the passenger was
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/so...ul-leader-in-new-mexico/ar-AAw04sG?ocid=ientp
     
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    Why couldn't it be one of the real d-bags at Wells chargo.
     
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    Chances of anyone other than Elizabeth Warren or Saint Bernie trying to do anything about this: zero, because they're all paid off.
     
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    Cmon SW, youre supposed to be among the best.
     
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    Yeah Local carrier Air New Zealand is having problems and cancelling flights due to bad motors too.
    In their case it's Rolls Royce motors on the dreamliners being a bit shit.

    Hey 'squeeb!
    is it time for chanting a round of "If it's Boeing I ain't going!" :sarcastic:
     
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    I'm just glad we have @KenW449, the man with the broken avatar, keeping an eye on the airline industry for us!
     
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    Its not broken, its a screenshot. Just gotta type it in. I'm unaware of how to make a hyperlink into an avatar.

    Planes are a popular way to travel. We needs to kno!