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Posted by: Jon Henke on Thursday, June 28, 2007

This US Airways story from a co-worker is why I avoid flying whenever possible.

On the bright side, if she stays on hold so long that they never fix the problem...then they won't be able to lose her luggage. That would probably be an improvement for US Airways.
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Could be worse...i was told a story by a co-worker who has an in-law that is a pilot. Well, the story goes that a flight was slightly behind schedule in departing an airport "out east". They kicked out the peasant passengers and reloaded with new peasants and their luggage. They rush to get out on time only to find that someone forgot to top off the fuel tanks. They tried to land in Pittsburgh but were denied. They ended up landing at a small strip outside of Pittsburgh WITHOUT PERMISSION. When all was said and done they only had five minutes of flight time worth of fuel on board....

I’ll drive anywhere I need to go. If I can’t drive then I don’t need to go.
Written By: markm
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Yeah, I got caught in US Air baggage handlers strike around Christmas of ’04. It screwed up things for every major carrier. I ended up stranded overnight in Jacksonville, but ironically it was Delta who stranded me.
Written By: Jeff the Baptist
US Airways and United are both generally terrible. The entire industry, however, is nothing to hold up as anything remotely resembling customer-friendly. I can’t think of a worse run industry. I suspect the service is better in prison.
Written By: Grimshaw
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In my work, I generally fly US Air. I don’t get to make my own arrangements: my employer does that. I usually fly out of Ithaca or Syracuse.

If I did my job the way those idiots do, I’d be selling pencils out of a tin cup on a street-corner within a month.

And it’s not just US Air. I bounce around on lots of airlines. Here’s what I say: it is no accident that dealing with these chimpanzees bears every resemblance to dealing with government bureaubots. De facto, that’s what they are. Just yesterday, I heard a dizzy-broad talking-head on MSNBC quip, "It sounds like it’s time to start an airline." I thought, "Yeah, sure. Just go ahead and try it. See how far you get before you have Washington crawling right straight up your ass every time you move."
Written By: Billy Beck
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I hate flying. I don’t even like thinking about it. I used to like flying, and I am one of the few who actually liked airline food. Did you know that some airlines route flights to Europe via Chicago or Dallas? That gives them an extra chance to lose luggage, cancel flights, etc. Rube Goldberg is alive and well and working in an airline flight routing department.
Written By: timactual
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Wow, deja vu. A trip from Indiana to Dallas this past Tuesday took me and the Mrs 12 FRIGGIN’ HOURS. First flight (thru Memphis): canceled before I got to the airport. Rebooked on a new airline thru Chicago. Oops, that’s a problem because fog cancelled multiple flights into/out of O’Hare. Did get to O’Hare (3.5 hours later) after my flight to Dallas was to have left, but no worries - it was late too (by an hour and a half). So, after a canceled flight, two late flights and 12 hours, I was home. In more rain.

The dumbest part was that had I known all this, I could’ve left Indiana and been just outside Oklahoma City if I’d driven home.

Next time I’ll take a train.
Written By: Warrior Needs Food Badly
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." Rebooked on a new airline thru Chicago. Oops, that’s a probl..."

Never, ever, ever, book a flight through Chicago. It is the Roach Motel of scheduled airline flights.
Written By: timactual
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I concur with Chicago. Everything has to be absolutely perfect for everything to stay on time. It’s one reason why I avoid United and US Air.
Written By: Grimshaw
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