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is this really what this country is reduced to?
« on: August 07, 2008, 08:06:52 AM »

http://www.reuters.com/ar...;feedName=oddlyEnoughNews
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 08:16:18 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 08:20:38 AM »

No.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 08:20:53 AM »

Remember when flying was easy?
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 08:24:01 AM »

Remember when flying was easy?

Yup
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 08:25:06 AM »

No.

I really want to hope not, but this just reeks of cheapness on jetblue's side, and I simply wonder who would actually even volunteer for it (for a lunch and tba 'prize') ?  Especially with having to do it in arguably the 2nd worst airport in the country...



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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 08:29:50 AM »

Remember when flying was easy?

Sadly yes.

But I will say the check-in process is much better today. The fact I can print my boarding pass at home (at least on NWA) and only deal with security is nice. Especially if all you have is a carry-on.

Of course you still have to deal with security and that's probably worth another ten threads of discussion.  Disgusted
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 08:30:16 AM »

I'm afraid I don't get the joke.

Its a dry run for a new terminal.  After previous failures in London and Denver, they are making the test better and more comprehensive before going live.

If I lived there and my participation got me a free trip - I'd take that trip to nowhere.  Free ride to Bandon anyone?  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 08:32:24 AM »

I'm afraid I don't get the joke.

Its a dry run for a new terminal.  After previous failures in London and Denver, they are making the test better and more comprehensive before going live.

If I lived there and my participation got me a free trip - I'd take that trip to nowhere.  Free ride to Bandon anyone?  Cheesy



you really think JetBlue, of all airlines, would be giving away free trips to beta testers?

http://www.nydailynews.co..._for_pillow_blanket_.html

methinks not.  probably a coupon for a free blanket and bag of peanuts on the next flight (fare minimum $600)


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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008, 08:37:17 AM »

No.

I really want to hope not, but this just reeks of cheapness on jetblue's side, and I simply wonder who would actually even volunteer for it (for a lunch and tba 'prize') ?  Especially with having to do it in arguably the 2nd worst airport in the country...





LOL. I responded before I read the article. Actually my folks would probably volunteer.  Shocked Grin

I would like to think they could figure out how to test the terminal but "real world" testing does have benefits. And I'm all for something that attempts to help airports run smoother.
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2008, 08:46:32 AM »

Of course you still have to deal with security and that's probably worth another ten threads of discussion.  Disgusted

I truly wouldn't mind dealing with security if I actually believed any of it actually made airline travel safer. Personally, though, I'd be more than willing to go back to the old days, knowing full well that the 9/11 hijackings would never, ever play out the way they did again.
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2008, 08:49:50 AM »

Of course you still have to deal with security and that's probably worth another ten threads of discussion.  Disgusted

I truly wouldn't mind dealing with security if I actually believed any of it actually made airline travel safer. Personally, though, I'd be more than willing to go back to the old days, knowing full well that the 9/11 hijackings would never, ever play out the way they did again.

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2008, 09:41:55 AM »

I'm afraid I don't get the joke.

Its a dry run for a new terminal.  After previous failures in London and Denver, they are making the test better and more comprehensive before going live.

If I lived there and my participation got me a free trip - I'd take that trip to nowhere.  Free ride to Bandon anyone?  Cheesy



you really think JetBlue, of all airlines, would be giving away free trips to beta testers?

http://www.nydailynews.co..._for_pillow_blanket_.html

methinks not.  probably a coupon for a free blanket and bag of peanuts on the next flight (fare minimum $600)


Well, if thats all you get then I would not do it.  Anyway - still think you're trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.  Whats the big deal?

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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2008, 07:32:52 PM »

Which airport is #1 on the suckiest bunch of suck that ever sucked scale?

'Cuz if it's worse than JFK I'm *never* flying through it.
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