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Old 12-29-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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Pssstttt... It wasn't a flight attendant. it was a gate agent.
It was both. It started with the gate agent and continued with the flight attendant.
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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I don't believe this actually happened.
It was New York. I believe it.
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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I was surprised they were wishing people a Merry Christmas in the first place since they are in a business with a wide range of diversity. The passenger obviously overreacted and if I would have been him, I would simply have smiled and let it go. I find both the airline and the passenger at fault in this case.
New York is not the country. Christmas is observed without interference elsewhere. I don't want to hear any crap about diversity. This guy was a hateful Christophobe.
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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I don't think it is appropriate to say Merry Christmas, I think it is insulting and arrogant to assume everyone celebrates Christmas (I do celebrate Christmas).

The guy was correct, however I don't think he should have freaked out. That is a guarantee to get you kicked off the plane.
What ever happened to "Lets celebrate our diversity". Why is Christianity the exception.
Selective tolerance. What hypocrisy.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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I disagree as I think it is a stupid reason for the airline to make someone get off the airplane. If the guy has a good lawyer, he will probably sue the airline for this.
A law suit. Isn't that the answer. I think that the captain of the aircraft has some authority here.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:52 PM
 
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Pssstttt... It wasn't a flight attendant. it was a gate agent.
Same FAA regulations.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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New York is not the country. Christmas is observed without interference elsewhere. I don't want to hear any crap about diversity. This guy was a hateful Christophobe.
This guy was out of his mind to react the way he did to a mistake made by the gate agent/flight attendant.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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What ever happened to "Lets celebrate our diversity". Why is Christianity the exception.
Selective tolerance. What hypocrisy.
"Happy Holidays", which is what the flight attendant should have said, does not exclude Christmas. Surely, any reasonably rational person would accept "Happy Holidays" as an appropriate greeting for Christmas or any other holiday.
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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"Happy Holidays", which is what the flight attendant should have said, does not exclude Christmas. Surely, any reasonably rational person would accept "Happy Holidays" as an appropriate greeting for Christmas or any other holiday.
If it is Christmas Eve or Christmas day, Merry Christmas is appropriate. I'm a progressive but I think that this political correct crap has to stop. I can't stand the idea that 5% of the country is telling the 95% how to behave.

Another thing, This objection is far too common and far too venomous to not be organized.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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Pssstttt... It wasn't a flight attendant. it was a gate agent.
I read the underlying article. The gate agent said it first. When the flight attendant repeated it he went ballistic.
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