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5.18.2011

United Airlines Oops


United Airlines announced that flight numbers associated with 9/11 (Flight 93 that ended up in a Pennsylvania field and Flight 175 which hit the second Twin Tower) would be put back into service. That is, until someone pointed out that they were associated with 9/11.


35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Delta has a flight between DFW and Atlanta that's numbered 1911. I've flown on that flight frequently. It has always given me the heebie jeebies...the 911 part.

Double Fake Boogey Man

Scott said...

I would have thought that those flight numbers would have been retired completely and never even thought about using them again.

Anonymous said...

Probably hoping nobody would notice. And can you imagine how much it would cost them to change the numbers on those planes using union workers?

Union worker paints 1/2 of a number then goes and sits for 3 hours waiting for that to dry to play dominos. Comes back in 3 hours to paint the rest of a number. 1 number done-6-7 hours later. And god forbid someone even try to paint all the numbers at once! Those unionworkers will throw a fit and call that person every name in the book!

Anonymous said...

At this point it would be easier to do away with the date September 11 than everything associated with it.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Probably hoping nobody would notice. And can you imagine how much it would cost them to change the numbers on those planes using union workers?

We get that you don't like unions, but do you even know how flight numbers work, you moron?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Oh do tell me Rage and then tell me how hamsters and plumbing pipes work, will ya?

Anonymous said...

10:15, would flight 9911 or 9119scare you too? Or flight 11 (9+1+1) or flight 5411 (5+4=9) etc.? 1911 is a different number than 911.

Anonymous said...

unions are a disgrace to this country...Maybe all the lazy good for nothing union workers should move to chico...they would fit in good there.

Anonymous said...

I agree, 12:18! Swend some to Runaway Bay too!

Anonymous said...

To all you union bashers, the pilots are union. I have never met a lazy, good for nothing pilot. They are all hardworking perfectionists.
Would you prefer pilots non-union, where the airlines make the decisions? One of the reasons that crew rest is enforced is due to unions. The airlines would prefer that the pilots fly to maximize profit. (Yes, profit is good, but not when safety is involved).

btw, my husband flies for AA.

Anonymous said...

I would prefer an airline without pilot unions so the airlines could afford to fly planes that are not 45 years old!

Anonymous said...

You have never met a lazy, good for nothing pilot? Seriously? Pilots are overpaid crooks anyway...Get out from under your rock and look around.

Anonymous said...

To you pro-Union posters:

I don't like the way a lot of unions hold a gun to employers' heads, such as the debacle in Wisconsin, where the state is going broke, partly because of the unions! No, NOT ALL UNIONS ARE BAD. And yes, I see the need for unions in some cases. However, you have to admit that unions have also done a lot of harm in the workforce.

Gern Blansten

Anonymous said...

Bankers, Politicians, and Unions are the cancer of our economy.

Anonymous said...

Pilots are very odd ducks. Very strange personalities. Have always hear that from others too.

Anonymous said...

12:52 I would not be bragging about that!

Anonymous said...

1:59 yea im sure our economy would do real well without bankers. dumb*ss.

what the f do you do that is so valuable to society?

Anonymous said...

I thought the crew layovers were so the pilots could diddle the stewardesses

Anonymous said...

Did all of those bailouts where govt bailed these crooks out after the bankers robbed the general public not teach us anything? All financial institutions are crooked...your an idiot if you think you can trust any of them.

Anonymous said...

United fail.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Re: 2:16.
Yes they are odd ducks. As previously stated, they are perfectionists.

Re: 4:06
Have you flown lately? The unions also protect the flight attendants (the title "Stewardesses" went out in the 1980's). FAs can no longer have weight restrictions, or age restrictions. They have been flying 20 - 40 years, most with a bitter attitude. We're talking about some very old, and very large women here. My husband would rather boink a duck than touch those things.

I agree that some unions have ruined our country, but they came about because of child labor, dangerous work conditions and over 12 hour work schedules, 7 days a week. Do you really want to go back to that mentality?

Anonymous said...

11:43

Boogey Man here...

Europeans look at dates this way, yyyy-mm-dd, thus 2001-09-11 would translate to 01-09-11. That is why 1911 has significance to me, the passenger, who happens to be on the flight, 1911.

The mathematical drivel you posted has earned you a visit from the boogey man, probably around 2 am...tonight...you may want to check under your bed before going to sleep.

Sleep.....well

DF BM

Anonymous said...

1:18

I have an odd habit of checking the "in service date" on the jets I fly in. There is a metal plate on the door jam, usually on the left side, that has the planes serial number and other odd data, such as "in service date"

Usually I am flying on MD-88's. The "In service dates" have ranged from 1988 to 1991 on the planes I've been on.

So...45 years is a bit...uh...over the top, but 30+ years of service is dead on, no pun intended.

DF BM

Anonymous said...

Uh...make that....20+ years of service is dead on...etc, etc.

Sorry for the math error. Smokin' Don would be SO ashamed of me.

DF BM

Anonymous said...

2011 - 45 = 1967

I believe, the major commercial jet flying in 1967 was the Boeing 707, the one with 4 jet engines, 2 hanging off of each wing.

Not many of those babies are in commercial service, except in like...Sudan, or...Oklahoma.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy weekends off?.....thank the labor movement.

Valujet was nonunion also! I'll take a Union airline like SOUTHWEST, which is the most heavily unionized BTW.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank the labor movement?!? Are you serious? The labor movement was founded by crooks and has been crooked since day one...dumba$$.

Anonymous said...

7:52 probably works at NRS and wished they made what a Union Rail worker does.

Anonymous said...

10:04 put your weekly reader down, turn oprah off, sweep the dorito crumbs off of your already food stained moo moo, try to pry your 450 lb. fat a$$ off the couch...and step out of your run down single wide trailer and into reality. It's ok it won't hurt for long...dumba$$

Anonymous said...

I work at allsups not NRS...idiot.

Anonymous said...

11:15
Why do you assume that pro-union workers are fat lazy slobs?

Anonymous said...

AA Union pilots are fat?

Anonymous said...

11:15 sounds like Allsups management. Stick a corn dog up your rear!

Anonymous said...

We all cant be greedy CEO's or welfare bums.....some of have to work and some of us just happen to be in a union job like the railroad. We spend our union dollar at your business, so keep trashing us and we will do business elsewhere.