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May 18th 2010 12:28PM Mia,
Really Mia? REALLY? Obviously you didn't have your fact check feature enabled when YOU incorrectly Name Sarah Cameron as the wife of the former Prime Minister. The FACTUAL truth is that her name is Sarah BROWN. I suggest you investigate why the fact checking feature on your new Hypocrisy Computer isn't working correctly. Your time could be better spent honoring the men and women who died fighting for your right to have free and inaccurate speech by both US, British and other soldiers around the world as we approach Memorial Day.
May 18th 2010 12:16PM Ummm Mia,
Very much like your own non-factual reference to Samantha Cameron as being both the former and current Prime Ministers wife have you considered the fact that others could be mistaken as well as you. You seem like that consideration is truly not an option. So I will just consider your response as hypocritical.
Feb 9th 2010 12:29PM I have been in the airline industry at a "legacy carrier" since 1979. Roger Cohen is absolutely bending the truth. It is his job. He is a lobbyist for the regional airline industry. His lies combined with the regional airline business plan of "get the equipment to where it is scheduled to be," has been and will continue to be life threatening. A big part of the responsibility for this situation as well as other circumstances facing all airlines today rests with the consumer. A flying passenger today feels entitled to fly the furthest at the rock bottom cost, even if it means that airline will loose money flying them. It escapes me that these passengers are will to roll the dice with their lives the way they do. Airplanes fly on a calculation of WEIGHT. The cost structure of flying in America today radically changed 15 years ago from labor being the highest cost to fuel being the number one driving force in expenditures for all other areas of running an airline. Maintenance, customer service, age of aircraft, number of planes in the limited airspace. American consumers agree with and accept these conditions today and are willing to take the risk of life and limb to save $20.00 on their ticket. as recently as 2-3 years ago how many passengers proudly exclaimed "I over packed soooo much when I went to ________ last week?" Well you didnt pay for that extra weight being carried on the plane in the price of your ticket. It cost the airline employee in their pay, it cost the mechanic in the quality of the part he/she was replacing on that engine. These airplanes are NOT a city buss or mass transit train. Passengers do not have an undeniable right to fly in America at a cost below a safe level for the airlines to operate safely, even if the flying public is willing to accept that additional risk.