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Apr 22, 17, 2:42 pm
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The question is, what good would that do? You'd...

The question is, what good would that do? You'd get a new guy who would start off with high ambitions and would then run headlong into the unions and the general employee attitude, and three or four...
Apr 21, 17, 10:24 am
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Posted By Rdenney

I'm reasonably sure that Dao thought the "cops"...

I'm reasonably sure that Dao thought the "cops" were bluffing, and he couldn't imagine that they would actually physically assault him to remove him from the plane in that set of circumstances.
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Apr 21, 17, 6:20 am
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Posted By Rdenney

Edit: I wrote this after reading the first...

Edit: I wrote this after reading the first article, and apparently the author backpeddled on some of the things he said therein. But my point stands: A blog is just a guy with an opinion, like any of...
Apr 20, 17, 10:14 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

I flew this week and the topic came up before...

I flew this week and the topic came up before every leg among the FFs in the 1 and 2 boarding lines. Not one person in those lines expressed the opinion that Dao should have obeyed simply because...
Apr 18, 17, 10:15 am
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Posted By Rdenney

Everyone will willingly sell back their seat at...

Everyone will willingly sell back their seat at some price. The challenge here was to find the four (out of 70) that were willing to sell it back most cheaply. For the right price, I'll take a day of...
Apr 18, 17, 12:56 am
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Posted By Rdenney

I haven't heard anyone say that we should outlaw...

I haven't heard anyone say that we should outlaw voluntary buybacks, as long as they are really voluntary and are free to find the true market price.
Apr 17, 17, 8:13 am
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Posted By Rdenney

Airlines make a fundamental calculation, based on...

Airlines make a fundamental calculation, based on mountains of data: How many seats do we expect to go undemanded on this flight? If that number is, say 20, then they might sell at additional 20...
Apr 16, 17, 8:46 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

Well, I suspect Dr. Dao thought he was...

Well, I suspect Dr. Dao thought he was terrorized, but I'm not what that's what the above has in mind. I'm not sure United can invoke this clause when they were the ones who started the commotion.
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Apr 16, 17, 8:28 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

The first two cases are specifically reasons to...

The first two cases are specifically reasons to deny a person seating (the passenger in question if there is a seat malfunction, and the person who is too large to fit in the seat in your second...
Apr 16, 17, 8:09 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

[looking at his ID card--yup--I see a triskelion...

[looking at his ID card--yup--I see a triskelion on it--but not aviation] Government regulators are indeed not always lawyers. But they are political--they can't help it. When Senators start throwing...
Apr 16, 17, 7:47 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

We've spent thousands of posts hashing the...

We've spent thousands of posts hashing the details of the CofC. If you can't review that, then at least provide the exact location of the clause in the CofC that you are referring to. I think you'll...
Apr 16, 17, 2:41 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

We do have that answer. By policy, they were not...

We do have that answer. By policy, they were not to wear jackets with "Police" written on them, since "January" (I don't recall which year). This has been acknowledged by the DOA.
Apr 15, 17, 12:18 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

He may think that in the future. But I'm betting...

He may think that in the future. But I'm betting that right now he's wishing he was back home in Louisville, without the concussion, broken nose, missing teeth, and notoriety.
Apr 15, 17, 12:13 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

People should indeed comply with lawful requests...

People should indeed comply with lawful requests from bona fide cops, whether or not they are legally required to. But as I think back on my long, law-and-order-supporting, politically conservative...
Apr 15, 17, 10:37 am
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Posted By Rdenney

Yes, based on my experience with tort cases,...

Yes, based on my experience with tort cases, he'll sue both as conamed defendants and let them fight it out as to how to divide the liability. I'm expecting cross actions between United and the DOA....
Apr 15, 17, 10:25 am
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Posted By Rdenney

Right. Given: 1. A passenger had...

Right.

Given:

1. A passenger had offered to volunteer at $1600 in vouchers, and

2. Objectives are departing on time, with prize crew on board, maximizing customer satisfaction, and...
Apr 15, 17, 10:12 am
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Posted By Rdenney

Excuse me, this fails on the merits. This...

Excuse me, this fails on the merits. This passengerwas traveling from California and was therefore boarding his second or third leg. Driving isn't an option for anyone from Louisville traveling to...
Apr 15, 17, 8:05 am
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Posted By Rdenney

It is fair to note regional differences, and also...

It is fair to note regional differences, and also to recognize that eastern plain-spokenness is often accompanied by transparency that often hides behind passive-aggressive politeness in some other...
Apr 15, 17, 7:22 am
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Posted By Rdenney

That is the most tendentious possible...

That is the most tendentious possible interpretation. It's far more likely that he thought it so unreasonable that anyone would drag him out of his paid-for seat that he discounted the probability...
Apr 14, 17, 8:36 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

You prefer a world where gate agents and security...

You prefer a world where gate agents and security guards think their unlawful commands are the law? How do you think that practice stops? It's not like United customers haven't complained about this...
Apr 14, 17, 6:26 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

So the GA has the authority to call in law...

So the GA has the authority to call in law enforcement in a non-emergency but not the authority to engage management to be more creative?
Apr 14, 17, 2:59 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

Eyewitness reports used the phrase "brusque and...

Eyewitness reports used the phrase "brusque and demanding". A little humility might have undermined the "drunk with power" claim.
Apr 14, 17, 2:56 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

It's in edge cases like this where a company's...

It's in edge cases like this where a company's instincts are most on display.

But let's face it: United's good-will account was already bankrupt. They had none left to lean on.
Apr 14, 17, 2:49 pm
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Posted By Rdenney

Had they waited for the later UA flight, they...

Had they waited for the later UA flight, they could have handled the IDB before boarding. But people would still have been screwed, and granted that flight might have been too late for rest rules....
Apr 14, 17, 2:42 pm
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