The Pounding of United Continues 🔨 – Open Thread

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Evidently the images of a passenger being dragged off a United Plane struck a nerve with a lot of cartoonists. Here’ s few I found while looking for other things:

Gary Varvel saw United as the solution to the tricky Assad problem:

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Mike Lester saw it in much the way I did.

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Here’s Nick Anderson’s take.

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Phil Hands saw it this way:

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Chip Bok saw it this way.

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Michael Ramirez sees passengers getting dumped after plane takes to the air.

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Dana Summers puts in his 2 cents worth.

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And last, but never least, is this cartoon from A.F. Branco:

Cartoon by A.F.Branco - Fight or Flight

Whatever happens to United, the end result is they could have offered that passenger a whole lot more than $800.00 to keep from the negative advertising they are now experiencing. Whoever decided dragging that man off the plane should have a lot of “splaining” to do to the stockholders.

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11 Responses to “The Pounding of United Continues 🔨 – Open Thread”

  1. piper Says:

    Interesting after my experience with United a few weeks ago. Mechanical difficulties (heard it was a bathroom leak) delayed my flight leaving here on time which obviously prevented me from catching my connecting fight in Chicago, Met and spoke with a wonderful agent in Chicago who couldn’t get me on another flight that day but could the following morning. So United paid for a nice hotel room nearby and 2 meals. And I booked thru Expedia.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I have no doubt that there are good people, people with good customer service skills working for United. They will now be tarnished with the overwhelming disgust with the actions United chose to take with one passenger.

      This whole brouhaha was unnecessary, stupid and shows a total lack of concern for the company “image” on the part of someone in charge.

      Some heads should be rolling because the company slogan, “Fly the Friendly Skies” is now a punch line. Millions in advertising won’t change that.

  2. piper Says:

    Personally I feel the fault lies with both United and the passenger. United could have sent their crew via road transportation as Louisville is approx. 300 miles away or paid the extra money to send them on an earlier flight. I understand why the man was upset about being booted from flight however his behavior was uncalled for, acting like a tantrumming toddler. He could have walked off quietly and insisted United either paid him for lost time and/or pay for a ticket on another airline.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I have to disagree. The man had bought and paid for his ticket, had been allowed to board and then was forced to deplane. I would have fought back too. There comes a time when we don’t just do as we’re told like sheep. I hope he sues their pants off.

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    Republican Wins Kansas Special House Election

    Kansas Treasurer Ron Estes won the special election in the 4th district against Democratic civil rights attorney James Thompson. Estes won with 52% of the vote.

    Democrats tried to spin the win into a positive because the margin of victory was small. Naturally, many members of the political media joined them.

    The Kansas seat opened up after Mike Pompeo left to head the CIA.

    Losing by not as much as they thought they’d lose is the Democrats’ new definition of victory ~ Legal Insurrectin

    Full results: 53-46-2

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/04/republican-wins-kansas-special-house-election/

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    Poll: Vast Majority of Americans Support Recent U.S. Airstrikes on Syria

    By Katie Pavlich

    As the White House continues its development of the Trump Doctrine, a majority of Americans support President Trump’s decision to send airstrikes into Syrian in response to President Basher al-Assad’s recent chemical weapons attack on civilians.

    From a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll:

    Regardless of how voters view Assad’s position, the airstrikes Trump ordered in retaliation to the Syrian president were supported by 66 percent of voters, while about a quarter (24 percent) opposed them.

    Further, the majority of Americans believe the United States should be more involved in ending the civil war between civilians and the Assad government. A majority supports the U.S. setting up a no-fly zone in certain parts of Syria to weaken Assad and wants the United Nations to do more to stop civilian bloodshed.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2017/04/12/poll-majority-of-americans-support-airstrikes-on-syria-n2312430

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    Someone at RS gifted me with this cartoon. It is the best of all IMO!

  7. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    American Airlines is our carrier of choice (Suzy is in the Million Mile Club), but in general, this highlights a problem between consumers and the airlines. The Hill has a piece on that: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/328579-united-dragging-incident-fuels-push-for-passenger-rights

    And Sharyl Attkisson has a great piece on the whole intel thing: https://sharylattkisson.com/when-incidental-intel-collection-isnt-incidental

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    On a lighter note, check out the manes on these horses. Oh, and I love what the photographer had to say abt camera equipment – it isn’t the camera, it is the eye of the photographer hence why she doesn’t have expensive pro equipment:

    http://ihearthorses.com/these-horses-may-have-the-most-beautiful-manes-youve-ever-seen

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