"All Publicity is Good Publicity"?

 
Old Apr 11, 07, 9:08 pm
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Wink "All Publicity is Good Publicity"?

What's going on with CO with all the news lately? I think it all started after the two winter storms in the NE when CO hardly gets any mentioned in the press, with B6 grabbing most of the headlines. Since then, I remember reading:

- "772 in near crash at EWR when GE90 exploded at most critical point at takeoff"

- "772 from HKG quarantined with 75 sick passengers onboard - recalling SARS"

- "Heartless pilot kicked coughing girl off his plane"

- "NRT flight diverted to ANC after toothless naked lady pissed over herself in BF"

- "Israeli Air Force seconds from shooting down CO's brand new 772"

Anything else I missed?



Well, actually not all the above made it to the real news channels, and I totally exaggerated the headlines. Just trying to have some fun. Please keep this thread lighthearted if you can.
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Old Apr 11, 07, 9:25 pm
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All of those incidents were exaggerated by the press -- not to mention in your headlines. From what I know of these incidents, they were all handled appropriately. When you run a big airline and move many, many people and airplanes per day, stuff happens.
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Old Apr 11, 07, 9:25 pm
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You have to admit - the news are different from the latest round of news about delays, overworked employees, surly pax. Makes the news more entertaining
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Entertainment vs. Transportation

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Old Apr 11, 07, 10:24 pm
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rkkwan I missed the penultimate story - what happened?!
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Old Apr 11, 07, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by J.Edward View Post
rkkwan I missed the penultimate story - what happened?!
The toothless naked lady story?

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=679921

Well, this actually didn't make it to the news. Only here and on a.net.
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Old Apr 12, 07, 9:06 am
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Oh, just remember one more, also from last month:

- "Newark-bound flight dropped off unruly passenger in Labrador to face stiff fines"

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Originally Posted by rkkwan View Post
- "Newark-bound flight dropped off unruly passenger in Labrador to face stiff fines"
I wonder if he's still there?!
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I wonder if he's still there?!
Doubt it. That only happens on United diversions.
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Old Apr 12, 07, 10:19 am
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If news headlines didn't grab you, then you wouldn't be drawn into their murky lair to ultimately read their advertisements and buy more stuff. Who wants to read the news if it's just the boring old dry truth?
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Old Apr 12, 07, 11:15 am
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If news headlines didn't grab you, then you wouldn't be drawn into their murky lair to ultimately read their advertisements and buy more stuff. Who wants to read the news if it's just the boring old dry truth?
Which brings up my continued suggestion for CO's IFE....MORE REBA!

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Old Jul 13, 07, 12:06 am
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I think it's time to revive this thread. Lots happened in the last 3 months:

- "Bubba the Love Sponge bashed CO's luggage policy";

- "Penelope Cruz suffered 'panic attack' on 752 stuck @ EWR, delayed other passengers;

- "CO aids flight of murderer to India";

- "Sewage flows down aisle of trans-Atlantic 764";

- "American Idol runner-up put foot on armrest, got into shovel with female passenger";

- "COEX FA threw 18-month old off her plane".

Anything else?

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Old Jul 13, 07, 5:10 am
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- CO let murderer "escape" to India;
CO Aids Flight of Murderer

Sorry, but I couldn't resist.
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How can we forget the overflowing toilet incident.
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Old Jul 13, 07, 7:17 am
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How can we forget the overflowing toilet incident.
OMG! Of course! How could I?
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