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Old Sep 4, 17, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam1222 View Post
Lovely , Today the thought leader in libertarian travel bloggers obsessed with butts and sex used the occasion of Labor Day to bash a union. Such a classy guy.
Well, the FAs union has come out against letting a passenger's family into the airport's food court or shopping area. Apparent logic: this might interfere with an FA's job of thwarting terrorists in the terminal building.

You know it is some place for FAs to be when TSA appears to be comparatively more compassionate towards the general public!

Anyway, I never thought that Labor Day or Any Day should be an occasion to defend or even tolerate idiocy.
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Old Sep 4, 17, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam1222 View Post
Lovely , Today the thought leader in libertarian travel bloggers obsessed with butts and sex used the occasion of Labor Day to bash a union. Such a classy guy.
I'm just excited to *finally* get his feeling on viewing mens' toes.
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Old Sep 4, 17, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by aktchi View Post
Well, the FAs union has come out against letting a passenger's family into the airport's food court or shopping area. Apparent logic: this might interfere with an FA's job of thwarting terrorists in the terminal building.

You know it is some place for FAs to be when TSA appears to be comparatively more compassionate towards the general public!

Anyway, I never thought that Labor Day or Any Day should be an occasion to defend or even tolerate idiocy.
They didn't make that announcement on Monday. And there was gratuitous union bashing. The timing was suspect.

As for defending or tolerating idiocy, if you read Gary's blog, you should see that every day.
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Old Sep 5, 17, 5:34 am
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
I'm just excited to *finally* get his feeling on viewing mens' toes.
Just when you thought I had seen it all...he talks about his feelings...about...toes. ...!

No worries, it is a good break for post #345 ,678 on selling the CSP card #rolleyes
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Old Sep 8, 17, 11:01 am
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Over the last week -- I feel like VFTW is in cahoots with TMZ -- TMZ Travel brought to you by VFTW
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Old Sep 8, 17, 11:41 pm
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Can't deny Gary's a hardworking individual, but with more of his focus going on his "real job" the blog has really fallen of a cliff quality wise. No real analysis of anything, no detailed trip reports just a steady stream of credit card shilling, click bait and general s**tposting.
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Old Sep 9, 17, 3:18 am
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Originally Posted by chad75 View Post
Can't deny Gary's a hardworking individual, but with more of his focus going on his "real job" the blog has really fallen of a cliff quality wise. No real analysis of anything, no detailed trip reports just a steady stream of credit card shilling, click bait and general s**tposting.
I got sucked into his libertarian-lite 'unpopular take' on airlines capping prices for hurricane evacuees. It was certainly far more OMNi/PR than points, miles and travel.
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Old Sep 27, 17, 4:34 am
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Things got pretty spicy in the comments over here:

https://blog.wandr.me/2017/09/airlin...ve-profitable/
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Old Sep 27, 17, 5:34 am
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Seems like the VFTW author's words there are what can be expected of an industry apologist opposed to consumer-friendly-regulation.
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Old Sep 27, 17, 8:41 am
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Old Sep 27, 17, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Well, at least he's admitting he's a 13 y/o boy at heart.... The Peter Pan syndrome is strong with this one.
There's something ironic in Gary referring to it as "the hobby" and making it better, given Gary's role in making it (1) not a hobby but a business, and (2) worse.
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