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Old 04-11-2017, 03:14 PM   #4321
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He/she works for an (unspecified) airline. In my experience both in person and online, many airline employees take an "us vs them" attitude to dealing with customers. You see it all over airliners.net as well - people defending an airline's egregious actions because "it would have caused operational issues" or "they followed procedure."

Of course there are many amazing airline employees. I'd wager the vast majority, in fact, are great. But what I described above is something I've noticed fairly often in my travels and frequenting various travel/airline boards.
Ugh - people on airliners.net will complain when a news agency talks about an A320 in an article and then puts an A319 in the picture as if the news agency should be ashamed of themselves. Not to mention many on there will blindly support an airline no matter what they do.
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Old 04-11-2017, 04:57 PM   #4322
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According to CNN, the doctor initially agreed to leave until he found out that the next flight wasn't until the next day.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/travel...ght/index.html

Btw, the CEO's third statement sounds incredibly disingenuous. He wasn't outraged, angered, disappointed, or disturbed....until he saw the company's stock fall today.

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Statement from United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz on United Express Flight 3411

The truly horrific event that occurred on this flight has elicited many responses from all of us: outrage, anger, disappointment. I share all of those sentiments, and one above all: my deepest apologies for what happened. Like you, I continue to be disturbed by what happened on this flight and I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard. No one should ever be mistreated this way.

I want you to know that we take full responsibility and we will work to make it right.

It’s never too late to do the right thing. I have committed to our customers and our employees that we are going to fix what’s broken so this never happens again. This will include a thorough review of crew movement, our policies for incentivizing volunteers in these situations, how we handle oversold situations and an examination of how we partner with airport authorities and local law enforcement. We’ll communicate the results of our review by April 30th.

I promise you we will do better.

Sincerely,

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Old 04-11-2017, 07:47 PM   #4323
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Starting today United will start to taser customers that need to be removed from over-bookings.

It will be a much quieter process.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:10 AM   #4324
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According to CNN, the doctor initially agreed to leave until he found out that the next flight wasn't until the next day.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/travel...ght/index.html

Btw, the CEO's third statement sounds incredibly disingenuous. He wasn't outraged, angered, disappointed, or disturbed....until he saw the company's stock fall today.
Unsurprising, but it got us the response we should have gotten before.
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Old 04-27-2017, 11:09 PM   #4325
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I just wanted to put this here. It might be helpful advice when dealing with certain trolls on this site:

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But let’s say he can acquire massive amounts of negative publicity by pissing off people in the media? Well now all of a sudden someone is absorbing the cost of this inefficient form of marketing for him. If a CNN story reaches 100,000 people, that’s 90,000 people all patting themselves on the back for how smart and decent they are. They’re just missing the fact that the 10,000 new people that just heard about Milo for the first time. The same goes for when you angrily share on Facebook some godawful thing one of these people has said. The vast majority of your friends rush to agree, but your younger cousin has a dark switch in his brain go on for the first time.
http://observer.com/2017/02/i-helped...right-into-it/
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Old 05-05-2017, 01:52 PM   #4326
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civilization winding down....

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Old 05-09-2017, 04:00 PM   #4327
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Pats 2017 Schedule

Thursday, Sep. 7 Kansas City Chiefs 8:30pm NBC Boston / NBC

Sunday, Sep. 17 at New Orleans Saints 1:00pm WBZ / CBS

Sunday, Sep. 24 Houston Texans 1:00pm WBZ / CBS

Sunday, Oct. 1 Carolina Panthers 1:00pm WFXT / FOX

Thursday, Oct. 5 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8:25pm WBZ / CBS / NFLN / Amazon

Sunday, Oct. 15 at New York Jets 1:00pm* WBZ / CBS

Sunday, Oct. 22 Atlanta Falcons 8:30pm* NBC Boston / NBC*

Sunday, Oct. 29 Los Angeles Chargers 1:00pm* WBZ / CBS

Sunday, Nov. 5 BYE

Sunday, Nov. 12 at Denver Broncos 8:30pm* NBC Boston / NBC*

Sunday, Nov. 19 at Oakland Raiders (Mexico City) 4:25pm WBZ / CBS

Sunday, Nov. 26 Miami Dolphins 1:00pm* WBZ / CBS*

Sunday, Dec. 3 at Buffalo Bills 1:00pm* WBZ / CBS*

Monday, Dec. 11 at Miami Dolphins 8:30pm WCVB / ESPN

Sunday, Dec. 17 at Pittsburgh Steelers 4:25pm* WBZ / CBS*

Sunday, Dec. 24 Buffalo Bills 1:00pm WBZ / CBS

Sunday, Dec. 31 New York Jets 1:00pm WBZ / CBS
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:48 PM   #4328
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Where were you all in the third week of April 1977, the year we had that totally awesome heat wave that lasted for 4 days with temps reaching into the low 90s..... then 2 weeks later, on the May 9-10th, 1977 the Mother's Day Noreaster hit... it brought 13 inches of snow to Metrowest and Worcester, and 20 inches to Fitchburg and Leominster!!

https://www.boston.com/weather/weath...-worcester-bad

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Old 05-18-2017, 05:07 PM   #4329
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(originally posted in the "New Residence Hall at New England Conservatory" thread)

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Good designers do these things well. The people at ABA are good designers. Now, if people could see the value in hiring good designers our city would hold together much more solidly.

cca
This prompted me to look around the internet for good designers and architecture firms. I've found a few firms I like, but I figured I'd ask a board full of architects and architecture enthusiasts for their favorite design & architecture firms around Boston (or internationally), big or small... just looking for some inspiration/researching.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:57 AM   #4330
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in honor of the 100th anniversary of JFK's birth....

i thought i'd post this sad moment in history, preserved in the archives of WGBH. Those in attendance didn't have to experience the dwindling moments of a world they'd soon discover they'd never have. For those people, the news was delivered in a single dose – with the BSO reacting to honor their fallen President in solidarity......


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Old 06-06-2017, 01:46 PM   #4331
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Thanks for posting that. You can almost tell when someone has whispered into the announcer's ear... he suddenly becomes a lot more subdued and immediately drops the faux-British inflection.
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:46 PM   #4332
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:06 AM   #4333
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I know there will be argument about whether this is JP or not, but here are the pnf & figures for 3353 Washington.

pnf - http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthor...d-3547167e4993

figures only -http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/getattachment/45681961-597b-4dd4-8095-be6201f43a2e
Neighbors are suing over this development. I'm posting in Open Thread because I've seen a lot of backchannel stuff among some believing the result of this will set a precedent for developments across Boston. If they're successful, we may see suits popping up for a lot more projects.

http://www.bulletinnewspapers.com/23...n-st-developer
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:15 PM   #4334
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They won't be successful. Or the courts will have effectively given over Boston's authority to approve development over to a handful of hyper activist loons.

If anyone wasn't sure, 3353 Washington is well within the confines of Jamaica Plain.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ro...!4d-71.0913748
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:33 PM   #4335
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i realize most of you have seen this video; for anyone who hasn't.....

Q; how many dominoes is required to topple over the new World Trade Center

A??; my guess is the number equal to the number stated in the following video clip would probably do it.....


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Old 07-07-2017, 09:07 PM   #4336
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:29 PM   #4337
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Related to harbor access, Intercontinental forced to remove bar due to not granting public access to the harbor.

http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.co...ntinental.html
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:44 PM   #4338
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I was rather skeptical this would actually come to fruition, especially so fast. Elon Musk was given "verbal approval" to run an underground hyperloop system from NYC-Phili-Baltimore-DC. It would be completely tunneled by his new side project, The Boring Company (pun intended), which aims at increasing tunnel boring efficiency to about .03 mph. [operating at 24 hrs/day @ 0.03mph, it'd take a little under 1 year with 1 TBM. Very optimistic, even by Musk's Standards, especially when considering the company is also "just a few interns."]

Given it is verbal approval from the "government", and they still do not have a working scaled model of a hyperloop vacuum-sealed-track and transport pod, I still have a lot of skepticism this will all work out smoothly and on time.


It's funny Boston hasn't been included in any of the hyperloop plans. [EDIT: Just learned of Boston-Providence, along with others. Probably conceptual at this point.]
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:08 PM   #4339
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The verbal government approval is pretty laughable - and seems like no government agencies contact yet have any idea what he is talking about:

http://jalopnik.com/heres-a-running-...=1500573440051

I still think this is pretty much vaporware at best.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:26 PM   #4340
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Given it is verbal approval from the "government", and they still do not have a working scaled model of a hyperloop vacuum-sealed-track and transport pod, I still have a lot of skepticism this will all work out smoothly and on time.
This is the funniest fucking thing I've read in weeks, and being that these tweets are in competition with the President's tweets, that's saying something.

Further fuel for hilarity here, as mayors' offices and other various officials say they have never even received first contact from Musk's people:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.cb2192ab1e4e

This is brilliant comedy from Mr. Musk. Now sit back and watch yet more comic relief, as investors throw money at him on the basis of these tweets.

We are living in truly weird times.
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