Airlines dissing the American Soldier for Excess Baggage

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Re: Memorial Day.

    This cartoon is in poor taste and inappropriate.
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Re: Memorial Day.

    This political cartoon highlights the ridiculousness of Delta airlines taking advantage of our service men just to make another buck. I think it demonstrates that fact in the strongest terms and I like the thinking behind it !!
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Re: Memorial Day.

    Delta Airlines OWNS poor taste !!
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why in the world would you post that in a thread entitled "Memorial Day" in which we are remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Your post trivializes their loss and is highly inappropriate.
     
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Just like the POTUS playing golf on Memorial Day ?
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I move the posts into a new thread called "Baggage Claim" - these posts were not appropriate for the original thread although related and valid.
    Delta and the other carriers have modified their policies on extra luggage ... good for them.
    And then renamed it "Airlines dissing the American Soldier for Excess Baggage".
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Some low-level management person at Delta was afraid to make a decision, so they just blindly and obediently followed the rules instead of using common sense and doing what was obviously the right thing. Sounds like a typical UPS center.
     
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Because I entered a 'search' under Current Events with the word "soldiers"......and the Memorial Day thread was one of the first 10 that came up that even referred to any soldiers.
     
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Now, having it posted in "Baggage Claim" is completely distasteful !!!!! The thread could've been titled better.....like Airlines with no heart or No way to Treat Military....or something similiar. I always try to avoid creating a new thread unless I can't find an already existing thread. I found an already existing thread that had soldiers in it. I don't see a problem.....except with Delta then.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did you even think for a moment the content of the editorial cartoon was not in keeping in line with the theme of the thread--honoring our dead rather than trivializing them?

    Post your own thoughts rather than depending upon an political cartoonist to caricature them for you.
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    That's the entire point!!! Airlines weren't honoring Amer. soldiers!!!
     
  13. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    LOL...i was thinking the same thing.
     
  14. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    When it was in the "Memorial" thread, it was obvious to me that MoreLuck was pointing out that the airlines (Delta specifically) were indeed not honoring our troops with the extra baggage fees.
    IMO, it was pointedly appropriate for that thread.
     
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Memorial Day.

    They may as well get a good feel for what they are fighting and dying for. A nation saying, "Thank-you for your service" seems flat and insincere. At least Delta is being upfront about their capitalistic motives.
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I bet a draft would have us honoring the forces.
     
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    A draft would have us out of two wars.
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    A draft didn't help me out of Vietnam-------it helped me into it.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ?
     
  20. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    I think our soldiers --- should travel for free. When entering a plane we should say thank you.