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Old 06-17-2010, 09:04 PM
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Go Amtrak

Old 06-18-2010, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Pretzelogik View Post
Go Amtrak
Amtrak is great until you realize it has been subsidized to the tune of billions upon billions of dollars in the last ~30 years since it was brought under government control.
Old 06-18-2010, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by susan42 View Post
How does code sharing increase competition?

I remember Greyhound from when I travelled in the US in 1974. Flying was a luxury for most in those days.

Code sharing allows more airlines to offer flights to the same destinations.

For example you can buy a ticket from Washington DC (IAD) to Philly (PHL) on United, BMI, or ANA web sites. Ironically the flight is actually operated by a 4th party, Mesa Airlines.
Old 06-18-2010, 10:06 AM
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They paid $ 1,000 dollars more for those Cookies and hot towels....
Old 06-21-2010, 07:40 PM
Location: Lettuce Land
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Originally Posted by wheelsup View Post
Amtrak is great until you realize it has been subsidized to the tune of billions upon billions of dollars in the last ~30 years since it was brought under government control.
This is either an incomplete or illogical comment. Amtrak was suggested as an alternative transportation system. What practical difference does "subsidization" make to a passenger? Their system either provides a benefit to a passenger or doesn't. Period.

I amazed at some of the illogical posts here. I don't like AA's customer service culture, but tip my hat to them for still trying to stay in business during these bad economic times. Based on 1960 dollars they [and all airlines] are giving vastly superior service in immensely superior aircraft for immeasurably less money per passenger mile. Some people need to retake "Logic 101".
Old 06-22-2010, 06:38 AM
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Njersey, stop your whining and eat BEFORE you fly and or bring something onboard to eat. Unfortunately it's a new day for the airline industry. I happen to love AA.

If you want food served............ take an international flight say Lufthansa, Malaysian Airlines, Korean Airlines etc. Great food and superb service.
Old 01-06-2012, 04:18 PM
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AA is THE worst airline with THE worst service in my, and my families experience. I won't go into the many stories about lost luggage, rude service agents and flight attendants, the fact that they do not have pre-boarding for families with small children... I will say that the last time my mother-in-law tried to fly with them, she got to the door of the aircraft (after having her ticket scanned at the beginning of the jet bridge) only to be told be a rude flight attendant that she was too late to board, just as flight attendant CLOSES THE PLANES DOOR! I mean, WTF! She couldn't have let the lady in?

Of course, when the complaint was brought to the AA customer service, they told my mother-in-law, in a very rude tone, that since she TECHNICALLY missed her flight, she would not be refunded and would have to buy a new ticket...

I really wish the US allowed non-national airlines fly domestically. ANY Asian airline makes AA, and any other American airliner, feel like some 3rd work relic... and I'm not even talking about the extortionate snacks, antiquated interiors, malfunctioning seats with tears, stains and armrest still with ash trays in them... but the disgustingly rude staff with a constant attitude of entitlement. The best thing AA could do for their company would be get someone to properly train their staff in customer service...

Their CEO obviously doesn't give a CRAP about their customers.
Old 01-06-2012, 04:31 PM
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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AA staff is the epitome of rudeness! This at Dallas nonetheless...their hub! Will never fly it if I had another choice.
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