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[–] AhoyThere 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

That's insane. I've never liked United Airlines in the first place, but these incidents have pushed the line from not just a terrible company who tries to save money at every opportunity, but a company that seems to hate people in general.

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[–] littul_kitton 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

They don't hate people. Hate would require them to be interested. What they are is indifferent.

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[–] we_kill_creativity 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I feel like if it was just indifference they'd let them use the bathroom.

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[–] Darwinxmachina 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think they're trying to bottom out their stock for a short sale. Anyone know who the biggest sellers of UA stock were as of last month?

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[–] MedicalMountainGoat 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Yes at this point it definitely does seem suspicious. Hmm I wonder if its a good time to short them.

Edit: I went and looked at the yearly trends, and if anything it looks like they got a little boost out of all the publicity. Holy fuck the stock market is a terrible idea.

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[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The funny thing is many investors are following the same information. Like investors business daily has their "stocks on the move" or "stock watch" or whatever they are calling it now which is basically stocks that they project will earn well in the short term. Many people just blindly purchase whatever they are showcasing.

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[–] MyDrunkAccount 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Only the people who have no qualms spending a few extra bucks actually boycotted united, everyone else was happy the prices dropped. I know 2 couples who immediately bought tickets through them after the fight club. One did it because of the lowered price on a trip they were already planning, the other couple went on an impromptu vacation that they could suddenly afford. Sure, united took a cut in price per ticket, but I'm pretty sure they more than made up for it in new volume.

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[–] UlyssesEMcGill 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It does seem intentional

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[–] wellendowedduckling 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Nah their stock has barely moved. Infact it's up 5 points from April 17th. Airlines' stocks are generally are really inelastic because of their high valued assets and their monopolies at certain airports.

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[–] Hugh_Mungus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's the MSM trying to cash in on the clicks due to recent events.

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[–] bloodguard 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Been there (9 hours) done that. I've pretty much resolved that if it happened to me again I was going to pop a door, do a hanging drop onto the tarmac and start hiking for the terminal.

I'd claim temporary insanity if anyone raised a fuss.

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[–] wallstreets 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Honestly, that will get you in a lot of trouble. You know what wouldn't and would still be super inconvenient for everyone, shitting yourself.

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[–] cthulian_axioms 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Your plan would work, but his would too. He may not be able to beat the ride, but good luck getting charges to stick. It's defendant's right to demand a jury trial, and no jury would ever convict him. Also the publicity may make him a national hero.

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[–] MedicalMountainGoat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Not a bad plan, would be harder to catch 2 people.

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[–] BistroPalin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I was going to pop a door, do a hanging drop onto the tarmac and start hiking for the terminal.

This has happened in the past. Last time it was with a flight attendant who was sick of abusive passengers so he announced to everyone he quit, grabbed a beer, and left the plane.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JetBlue_flight_attendant_incident

As part of his legal defense he claimed to be mentally ill and an alcoholic. He accepted a plea bargain to go through drug testing and counseling. He then withdrew that plea and plead guilty to felonious attempted second-degree criminal mischief and accept a year of probation and $10,000 in restitution, but he doesn't have to undergo counseling. He then said he's not mentally ill or an alcoholic but his mother is dying and he is HIV+ and was stressed over these things.

So if you try that you can expect to be arrested and have to prove you're insane or a sad sack.

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[–] sionblade22 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

must have been some weird shit going on bc 3 hours is a FAA violation where u get fined per number of passengers and its not a cheap fine

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[–] illuminasty 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That was my thought too, although it sounds like they went back to the terminal, deplaned, then went back out to sit some more.

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[–] crashing_this_thread 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They unloaded the plane and then reloaded it to get around that apparently.

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[–] pyres 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

It's best to fake a heart attack so they have to take you off the plane.

$150 voucher? What's second prize? 2 $150 vouchers?

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[–] MedicalMountainGoat 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

3rd prize is a black eye.

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[–] MyDrunkAccount 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That doesn't sound right, didn't they just up their reimbursement policy to up to $10,000?

Oh, yeah, up to, $10,000. Meaning it would look like they were doing big things without doing anything but playing with their wieners.

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Which is all well and good until you realize your carry-on and luggage are still on the plane, without you to guard them... do you really want to trust UA with your belongings?

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[–] AverageAmerica 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Ahhh... The joy of never having anything to steal.

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[–] daskapitalist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] uvulectomy 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

What the fuck, United....

If there was a mechanical issue that wouldn't let them run the APU to provide power to the climate control, why wasn't the AC cart hooked up to the plane? And failing that, why didn't they just let people back into the terminal when they realized it was NOT going to be a quick fix?

I'm starting to agree with the people thinking they're TRYING to kill the stock price, because someone has a lot of short sales...

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm honestly not sure if any AC system the plane had could cope with that without completely emptying the batteries (I doubt the engines were running). Keep in mind, those systems are designed for use thousands of feet in the air where it's much much colder.

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[–] Fayutt 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The APU is a small jet engine in the back of the plane that can be run on the ground or in the air to provide basic power and climate control by burning jet fuel. The problem here is that if it fails to start, depending on the model of plane, it can take upwards of an hour before you are supposed to try starting it again.

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[–] Dibgick 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

So crazy that after all the fuzz there is people still flying that crap airline.

At United we beat the crap out of you, we bake you and we freeze your bunny.

How can we torture you today?

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[–] 9048750? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

People are cheap as shit and most have no morals or principals. It's amazing to me really, I have even had to start defending my actions to my conservative parents who are the ones who taught me to stand up for what I believe in and not let people push me around.

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[–] Dibgick 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah. Those are the same that voted Hillary.

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[–] thunder_fuck 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I had a layover in Phoenix once, it's crazy how fast planes heat up.

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[–] MedicalMountainGoat 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Well its basically a tin can.

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[–] EdSnowden 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Filled with heaters.

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