Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ooops: United Airlines Screws the Pooch

United Airlines is well-known for being a bunch of scum-bags. There is an entire web site devoted to the topic -

Well, United messed with the wrong troubadour. They destroyed his guitar, so he wrote a song and put a video on YouTube that now has a half-million views in two days.

Take that, airline vermin!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Nothing new here. Sorry.

For some reason, this blog has been seeing increased traffic of late. No idea why.

I sort of lost interest in railing against the airline industry and JetBlue in particular, after I opened up a can of whoop-ass on JetBlue in open court and won my lawsuit.

But who knows - maybe the summer travel season will bring tales of airline horrors just dying for the cleansing light of day.

Stay tuned.

In the meantime, feel free to mozy on over to my regular blog, where I rail about everything else in the world.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Well, at least the airlines aren't feeding us anymore...

United Airlines tells fat passengers to buy a second seat, joining other major carriers.

Now, what do we do about the guy with smelly feet who takes his shoes off for the flight, or the woman who took a bath in "Glow by JLo" perfume before boarding?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Does JetBlue offer beverage and snack service in the cargo hold?

A JetBlue employee fell asleep in the cargo hold and got a free ride.

I should have asked JetBlue if they allow paying customers to hitch a ride in the cargo hold. It certainly would have gotten me home faster than what JetBlue was proposing in the main cabin.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pay toliets: It was just a matter of time

Fun news out of Ireland today about pay toilets on airplanes. Head on over to my other blog for details.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

JetBlue: If you lose your job, we'll give you your money back

JetBlue has announced a program where it will refund your money for a ticket if you lose your job.

According to the Wall Street Journal, there are lots of hoops you'd have to jump through (no surprise there), but I'm left to ask:

- Why is it that JetBlue will offer refunds when the cancellation is not its fault, but when I miss a full day of work and have to pay my own way to get home because of JetBlue, I have to take the company to court to get it to do what's right?

I agree with Matt Phillips on the Wall Street Journal's travel blog: Smells like a publicity stunt to me.

If, however, anyone does take advantage of this, I would be more than happy to talk about it here (though I would be sorry to hear about someone losing their job.)

Monday, February 16, 2009

How NOT to react to a missed or canceled flight

For the record - I do not speak Cantonese and I am not a woman.