It Never Used To Be This Way.

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It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by Goose55 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:31 pm

It never used to be this way. Everyone used to be happy to travel and appreciate flying. Not so anymore. What is happening to our civilization?

American Airlines passengers fight on plane in Phoenix

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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by Hovannes » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:58 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:31 pm
It never used to be this way. Everyone used to be happy to travel and appreciate flying. Not so anymore. What is happening to our civilization?

American Airlines passengers fight on plane in Phoenix

Cabin crews used to be happy and cheerful, too, No longer.
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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by FredS » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:54 pm

Cañon City man accused of refusing to wear mask, urinating aboard flight to Denver

I hope the feds go hard on everyone who disrupts orderly airline travel.

I'm not normally one to tiptoe around any subject, but I need to be very precise with my words here - - - competition between airlines has driven prices down so that pretty much everyone can afford to fly these days. That opens the market to people who - 20 years ago - couldn't afford it. That's all I'm going to say about that.

I won't fly now unless it's for business and even then, if I can drive it in less than 10 hours I will.
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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by Goose55 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:14 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:54 pm
Cañon City man accused of refusing to wear mask, urinating aboard flight to Denver

I hope the feds go hard on everyone who disrupts orderly airline travel.

I'm not normally one to tiptoe around any subject, but I need to be very precise with my words here - - - competition between airlines has driven prices down so that pretty much everyone can afford to fly these days. That opens the market to people who - 20 years ago - couldn't afford it. That's all I'm going to say about that.

I won't fly now unless it's for business and even then, if I can drive it in less than 10 hours I will.
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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by Fainn » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:15 pm

I won't fly because there is no smoking.
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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by Roadmaster » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:30 pm

My arms get tired when I fly.

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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by JimVH » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:20 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
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My arms get tired when I fly.
You should get a Ram 3500.
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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by Roadmaster » Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:20 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:20 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:30 pm
My arms get tired when I fly.
You should get a Ram 3500.
I've got his little brother a 1500 Ram.

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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by coco » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:22 am

Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:20 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:20 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:30 pm
My arms get tired when I fly.
You should get a Ram 3500.
I've got his little brother a 1500 Ram.
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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by durangopipe » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:26 am

Coco would never get a Ram.
He hates Rams.

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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:04 pm

Fred is correct of course, but also of course, his short summary is not the whole story. I've written and rewritten a post, then deleted both. There's just too much to say. I'll just +1 Goose's thread title. I was a frequent flyer for 40 years, and many things have indeed changed over those 40 years. In the late 70s when I first began doing business air travel, I loved it. Now, I pretty much hate it. But now, since the pandemic, my days of business travel by air may be over.
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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by Roadmaster » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:01 am

coco wrote:
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:20 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:20 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:30 pm
My arms get tired when I fly.
You should get a Ram 3500.
I've got his little brother a 1500 Ram.
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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by Hovannes » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:34 am

Used pick ups have become the new toilet paper: rarely found and outrageously priced!
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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by durangopipe » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:11 pm

Well, I finally got around to reading FredS’s linked article.
When an FBI agent interviewed Grier after the plane landed at Denver International Airport, Grier said he had been returning from work at a gold mine in Alaska and that he had several alcoholic drinks at the airport in Seattle before boarding the plane. He also said he had taken a pain reliever and that he did not recall hitting the flight attendant or urinating inside the plane’s cabin.
There you go, the I had too much to drink, I’m on pain pills and I don’t remember defense.

I never understood why some think this is a defense or somehow mitigating. If you’re on pain meds, why did you drink? If you drank too much, who’s responsible for that? If you took out your Willy in a public place and urinated on a ...

Oh never mind.

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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by FredS » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:48 am

One more plane with a whackadoodle lands in Denver.
Half naked man tries to open door in flight. Takes half dozen folks to restrain him.
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Re: It Never Used To Be This Way.

Post by durangopipe » Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:16 am

FredS wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:48 am
One more plane with a whackadoodle lands in Denver.
Half naked man tries to open door in flight. Takes half dozen folks to restrain him.
:facepalm:

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