Southwest Changes Slogan in Wake of #United

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Old Apr 12, 17, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Allan38103 View Post
This is a joke, right? (Some kid in his parents' basement with a computer and a Photoshop program.)

Ha Ha
Yep. As are the many new United slogans being bandied around the internet at the same time, such as:

"We now offer both red eye flights and black eye flights."
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Old Apr 12, 17, 3:59 pm
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This was one of my favorites


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Old Apr 16, 17, 8:11 am
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I thought this was a very interesting article and summary of the industry in general until I got to this point then all credibility was lost.

Southwest continued its steady growth, including by an acquisition of the then-bankrupt AirTran.

http://www.vox.com/new-money/2017/4/...s-are-terrible

I'm I the only one (besides Howard Stern) not on the side of disgraced doctor from Vietnam? You leave as requested by authorities and deal with it after as you do if wrongly detained on the side of a highway. What am I missing?
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Old Apr 16, 17, 9:22 am
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It should say Red Carpet Club.
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Old Apr 16, 17, 9:28 am
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I'm I the only one (besides Howard Stern) not on the side of disgraced doctor from Vietnam? You leave as requested by authorities and deal with it after as you do if wrongly detained on the side of a highway.
Every participant here made at least one bad decision. It's like a plane crash, where invariably several things needed to go wrong in sequence. Literally every party here, acting alone, could have avoided the outcome. Even the other passengers who didn't volunteer! (Not that they should have volunteered in his place, only that such an act of kindness would have avoided a bad outcome.) The only people who took steps to avoid the problem were the ones who obeyed the illegal order to leave the plane. I hope they get compensation for the illegality.

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Old Apr 16, 17, 12:15 pm
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Southwest continued its steady growth, including by an acquisition of the then-bankrupt AirTran.
AirTran was not bankrupt. Southwest paid $1.4 billion for an airline with a market value of $840 million. FL recorded a higher than normal $135 million profit the year before the purchase.
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Old Apr 16, 17, 12:20 pm
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AirTran was not bankrupt. Southwest paid $1.4 billion for an airline with a market value of $840 million. FL recorded a higher than normal $135 million profit the year before the purchase.
I knew that! And wrote to the publisher of the piece.

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I thought this was a very interesting article and summary of the industry in general until I got to this point then all credibility was lost.
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