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Jun 2, 13, 10:01 am
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Views: 56,636
Posted By barberio

Here's my opinion... This is a care provision....

Here's my opinion... This is a care provision. And you don't tip your doctor or your nurse for the very good reason you don't want to instil a culture of 'big tippers get better medical treatment'....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 24, 13, 5:57 am
Replies: 144
Views: 15,494
Posted By barberio

You also have to understand that the DOT can't...

You also have to understand that the DOT can't just decide on it's own what to cut. If congress has passed laws saying the DOT will spend such and such on such and such, they *must* spend it. This is...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 22, 13, 2:40 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 15,494
Posted By barberio

It's not like the FAA have a free hand to just...

It's not like the FAA have a free hand to just assume they can lay off 20% of their workforce, and scale back the whole system essentially permanently.

And even if they could, that would mean...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 22, 13, 1:50 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 15,494
Posted By barberio

That works... for Unskilled labour forces like...

That works... for Unskilled labour forces like shelf stackers and seasonal employees. Rounds of layoffs for skilled workers because of a temporary situation is a whole different thing.

It costs...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 22, 13, 10:37 am
Replies: 144
Views: 15,494
Posted By barberio

Well, obviously Government Employees should work...

Well, obviously Government Employees should work for free when The People want tax cuts. Stupid Government, spending taxes on things we demand they provide. Claiming people won't work for free is...
Apr 10, 13, 12:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By barberio

It's very rare for an Airline to directly take...

It's very rare for an Airline to directly take responsibility for "assistance" in the US too, the only times I have seen this was from United in their major hubs. Otherwise "assistance" is a...
Apr 10, 13, 12:29 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,225
Posted By barberio

Unfortunately, it's been my experience that...

Unfortunately, it's been my experience that Flight Crew and Gate Crew are rarely if ever given advance warning of a disabled passenger, and the first they will know of this is when they ask for...
Jan 2, 13, 10:42 am
Replies: 139
Views: 28,837
Posted By barberio

This is a spurious argument. Confirmation...

This is a spurious argument.

Confirmation numbers are not private or confidential information as demonstrated by:

Printing them on boarding passes in obvious large letters.
Printing them on...
Oct 30, 12, 7:31 am
Replies: 93
Views: 9,042
Posted By barberio

The last time I was in first class, I was pretty...

The last time I was in first class, I was pretty much amazed that during taxi and takeoff everyone except me had left their seatbelts unbuckled, were slyly using their ipads/mobile phones and so on....
Jul 23, 12, 7:19 am
Replies: 49
Views: 7,099
Posted By barberio

Poor behaviour by presumptively able bodied people replying to threads in this forum.

What the **** is up with people coming onto disabled issue threads to try and prove the people involved "aren't really disabled"? Why on earth does every issue now come with someone taking time to...
Jul 23, 12, 7:09 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,982
Posted By barberio

Some disabled people can drive, but have problems...

Some disabled people can drive, but have problems reading small print. Some disabled people can read just fine, but can't drive. Some disabled people can walk, but can't stand in a queue for more...
Jul 22, 12, 7:58 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,982
Posted By barberio

Um, I do have to make this clear again......

Um, I do have to make this clear again... Attacking someone's service dog is felony assault. Because it's functionally no different than kicking someone's walking stick away from them.

Nor is...
Jul 22, 12, 7:48 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,982
Posted By barberio

Iirc, attacking someone's service dog is Felony...

Iirc, attacking someone's service dog is Felony assault in the US, so United not only have an obligation to say sorry, they are obliged to hand over any surveillance footage they have to the...
Jan 4, 12, 3:38 am
Replies: 611
Views: 53,927
Posted By barberio

No... The goal of a loyalty program is to give an...

No... The goal of a loyalty program is to give an incentive for people to fly with that airline over others. No more, no less. It's function is *not* to reward elites, that is just what they have...
Sep 27, 11, 11:27 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,898
Posted By barberio

Continental 757s, Don't Book Economy Plus Aisle Seats

If you need an aisle seat because of your disability, do not waste your money buying up to Economy Plus on CO when flying a 757. The only economy plus aisle seat in the 757 has been blocked off, and...
Sep 23, 11, 12:53 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By barberio

The post came from the Delta forum, since it was...

The post came from the Delta forum, since it was moved here by the Delta Mod. They forgot to explicitly state where it had been moved from and what airline it was about.
Sep 23, 11, 12:51 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By barberio

But it's not really much help if it's something...

But it's not really much help if it's something that would have been answered by people on the original forum, but isn't likely to be answered here.
Sep 23, 11, 12:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By barberio

Atention Mods Moving Posts Here!

(Mods, delete this post if it's out of line. Otherwise, sticky it.)

Hi,

If you're a Mod and you're about to move a thread here, please check the following...

1) Have you identified where...
Sep 23, 11, 11:57 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By barberio

It's probably better to move this back to the...

It's probably better to move this back to the specific airline forum it came from. We don't know any better what individual airline policies, particularly when the airline in question isn't...
Sep 5, 11, 6:28 pm
Replies: 2,183
Views: 201,336
Posted By barberio

The post I was replying to was suggesting that...

The post I was replying to was suggesting that the people doing the mileage runs didn't have some 'special' way to find the low priced fares. Unless it was meant as something else...

In which...
Sep 5, 11, 4:47 pm
Replies: 2,183
Views: 201,336
Posted By barberio

No, they have places like... I don't know, large...

No, they have places like... I don't know, large well known Internet forums that let them know when there's suitable inventory available on reduced price routes. Something like that.

I wonder if...
Sep 5, 11, 1:24 pm
Replies: 2,183
Views: 201,336
Posted By barberio

As I said in the post... Mileage Runs take up the...

As I said in the post... Mileage Runs take up the inventory that was meant to draw in new customers to routes. To actually meet their marketing purpose, they have to offer an artificially increased...
Sep 5, 11, 10:41 am
Replies: 2,183
Views: 201,336
Posted By barberio

Here's the thinking if they are doing this... ...

Here's the thinking if they are doing this...

1) In the long term, drawing in new customers is more important than keeping low-revenue customers.
2) Programs to draw in new customers that...
Sep 1, 11, 10:57 am
Replies: 577
Views: 51,669
Posted By barberio

I don't know? Maybe the same amount of...

I don't know?

Maybe the same amount of people who watch TV on a commuter train?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1266168/Train-passengers-watch-seat-screen-TV-demand--cost-you.html
Aug 29, 11, 11:07 am
Replies: 938
Views: 115,820
Posted By barberio

Of course, it's entirely the fault of the new 'CO...

Of course, it's entirely the fault of the new 'CO Brass' in charge of Airport operations Scott J. Dolan Senior who before the merger was working as a Airport Operations VP at... er... United...
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