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Oct 26th 2009 9:55AM re: "How do you not notice a city? "
Have you ever heard of these things called "clouds" ?
May 14th 2009 7:41AM News flash: Amtrak trains already go about 100 - 110mph top speed. The reason it takes 8 hours to get from CHI to MSP by train now is because the trains make stops in between.
Feb 9th 2009 1:47PM If you were as incomprehensible with the baggage agent as you were in your post, no wonder you still had to wait the 30 minutes.
Yeesh. What a drama queen.
Feb 9th 2009 1:06PM Big Daddy, buy yourself a one-way ticket to Singapore on state-run and subsidized Singapore airlines.
Heather, you were right to let him have it with both barrells.
Feb 3rd 2009 10:42AM Next time, ship your smelly, mangy dog in the cargo hold.
Feb 3rd 2009 10:39AM You missed an apostrophe -- "passengers" should read "passengers'". Enjoy the English class.
Jan 29th 2009 10:17AM Paul, why don't you just walk or take the bus.
Jan 29th 2009 6:54AM Heather,
Well, you certainly have set the "comments record" with this post. Good for you.
Posts like this are important because it is like you are holding up a mirror before the flying public. You simply state facts about how air travelers can be selfish boors and cretins. And hundreds of those boors and cretins see themselves in that mirror, feel the shame, and then lash out at you to try to cover their shame.
If they so dislike air travel, I say let them go back to taking the bus.
I also say Heather, don't back down. Keep telling it like it is.
Jan 28th 2009 11:06AM You know, folks, its funny. Regardless of the airline, the FAs on my flights consistently are very gracious and helpful. I think it might have to do with the fact that I try to treat them they way I'd like to be treated if I were in their shoes. When I get on the plane, I look the FA(s) there at the plane door in the eye, smile, and say, sincerely, "Hi! How are you doing today?" (while keeping moving, of course, because I know they are trying to get the plane boarded on time).
When the FA ciomes through the cabin for beverage service and ask me what I would like, I'll look her in the eye again and say "I'd like a coke" and then I add the word, "please". When the drink is served, I look her in the eye again and say "Thank you very much!". Same with the snacks/food service.
I rarely have to ask for more to drink or eat, since the FAs will typically proactively ask me more than once if I would like more to drink or another snack.
I find that when I do need something, they'll usually do their very best to happily accommodate the request if they can. I usually get great service, and I always fly coach.
Dec 28th 2008 7:24PM Pam, you have touched on the key: Understaffing.
Please bear in mind that staffing levels are not determined by the staff -- i.e., the gate attendants and flight attendants. Therefore, you would be better off making your views known to airline management, as opposed to airline staff. Similarly, venting on a flight attendant's blog is unlikely to bring about the change you seek.
Also bear in mind, and I do not know if it applies to you yet, but there does come a time in people's lives due to age or disability, or both, that it is time to quit flying unattended; or even quit flying altogether. My wife's mother came to that point, and so whenenver she flies (maybe once or twice a year), she is accompanied by a family member. You should carefully consider your situation in light of this fact of life, as opposed to berating flight attendants who, collectively, are doing the best they can.