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Created by: vabeachcouple33
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Putting this back where it belongs.

Abrahama Luna, who said he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2007, said he doesn't remember much from Monday night or Tuesday morning, but authorities say he went on a tear through a golf course, assaulted employees at a Holiday 7-Eleven, led deputies on a high-speed chase through on-coming traffic lanes on U.S. 19 and sideswiped a patrol cruiser before he was arrested.

The man, who was wearing only construction boots, slipped away.

Then about 4 a.m. Tuesday, a Tarpon Springs officer tried to pull over a white van with a temporary tag that was speeding on U.S. 19, authorities said. The van kept going. Police called off the pursuit when the van entered Pasco County.

A few minutes later, Luna stopped at the 7-Eleven at 1324 U.S. 19, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

He punched one employee in the face and scratched the employee's arms with his fingernails, the report states. The employees chased him out of the store and locked the doors. Luna got in his GMC Savana van and wheeled it toward the doors, stopping 5 feet from the entrance, the report states.

He got out and tried to open one of the employee's cars but couldn't.

Luna drove off with his headlights off, reaching speeds of 80 mph, at times driving into oncoming traffic, authorities said. Deputies began a pursuit and blocked roads. After the van sideswiped a patrol car, deputies stopped the van near U.S. 19 and Moog Road about 4:30 a.m.

Luna, 30, fled from the van, and one of the deputies jolted him with a Taser before he was captured, the Sheriff's Office said. No injuries were reported.

"When two men are going to fight," he said, "the one that's naked usually wins."

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NCAL,

So, those are two regulations that you think should be suspended; Allowing passengers to get out of there seats without recourse whenever they want, and not removing passengers from the plane who act out?

Those two regulations, which cost the airlines millions in lawsuits...They should go away? Then, the airlines will make more money and not have to fill every seat?

So, that's how you'd end the issue of overbooking?

Interesting. Not sure about anyone else, but I know that I'd feel much safer if those two regulations went away.

BT

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Bridge those regulations have cost the airlines millions in lawsuits. Passengers are acting out just to sue now because they know the TV will run the video 24/7.

Airlines are screwed because they have to obey the FAA regulations or get is serious trouble.

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"NCAL...Why do I bother??"

That was our conclusion, hence the recently installed block. What a breath of fresh air not to see his drivel in every stinking thread.

~S~

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NCAL...Why do I bother??

This was your first post:

"Get the regulations off the airlines so they can make money without having to make sure every single seat is filled."

When I asked which regulations were costly, you wrote:

"Golly gee how about the regulation that a passenger who gets our of their seat in the tarmack must be removed from the plane. Or a passenger that is acting out must be removed form the plane before that passenger becomes a potential threat..."

Golly gee...How often do those two things happen? Not very. So, how does removing those regulations make the airline more money so they don't need to fill every seat??

Your argument in this instance, like most, is a sieve.

BT

...And here comes HFT for with his follow up post sponsored by the Bromance Defense Fund.... 3...2...1...

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Wasn't a reason the airlines started to nickel and dimes with few due to when oil prices were extremely high? Once they made bag fees, reserve seat fees, use the bathroom fees a norm across all airlines we just acccepted it as a fact that if we want lower rates we will have to pay for the 'extras' (which are anything but).

In January, Mrs F, Man-Boy and I will be joining her sisters and their families on a cruise out of Cape Canaveral. We were doing the math on how much airfare and fees were going to be and it was a little outrageous. So we came up with a great plan. Mrs F and I will drive to Florida, we will take anyone's extra bags with us. In return her sisters have decided that they will pay for Man-Boy's airfare. Win - win! Mrs F and I I get to take a road trip (one of our favorite activities) by ourselves. Man-Boy gets to travel on a plane for the first time with his cousins. I avoid the annoying chatter of a family friend who is going as well. No one has to worry about what to pack or not to pack (avoid baggage fees) and if anyone wants to have a drink and hang out with us when we stop for the night (prob around GA) then we can all have a great time and I avoid paying about $750 (approx).

There is always a way, you just have to be creative.

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Golly gee how about the regulation that a passenger who gets our of their seat in the tarmack must be removed from the plane.

Or a passenger that is acting out must be removed form the plane before that passenger becomes a potential threat.

Everyone on the pane is filming everything so the employees dont have a choice anymore do what the govemrent demands of be in violation of the FAA and lose your job.

The crushing weight of goverment is the reason behind everything you have seen on TV about passengers being removed from planes.

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Our preferred airline used to be US Airways, because we used to (normally) fly out of Norfolk, VA, and US Airways had their shit together so nicely at that airport. Delta especially was a disaster out of Norfolk every time.

But, US Airways doesn't exist anymore, and we don't live there anymore. Our preferred became American. Delta has earned our love back lately, as they've refitted many of their planes with cool ass TVs, USBs, etc.

I dunno - we are pretty experienced fliers and we virtually never have a problem.

Our worst experiences ever have been with Frontier, which we tried only because they are the only direct flight from Orlando to Denver.

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I fly Southwest whenever I can. Maybe it is just good marketing but their business model seems to address most of the complaints people have with other airlines and their excessive fees.

~S~

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"2forFun, don't just fly over and drop the arrogance bomb." I see what you did there.

How about the fee for changing flights..yikes!

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aside from costly ticket change fees, add: fees to check (even one) bag; fees to actually *gasp* reserve a seat (if you're flying with your child(ren), for example); fees for food (other than a teensy bag o' pretzels or a cookie) on a 5-plus hour flight; fees to use wifi in the plane (because movie service/entertainment is no longer provided on most flights in coach); fees for "slightly less cramped" coach seats. checking in with airline staff at the airport is now for the most part discouraged other than for "premium" passengers and/or group tours--etc. i am sure there are other fees i've missed. i tried to keep the "extra" fees down on this trip.

this was all on an international flight on a domestic carrier, and recently.

next time i very well may look for an international carrier, and justify the non-domestice airline and the extra couple hundred in ticket price: because we'll actually be able to check one bag, get meal service, and maybe even reserve our seats, have some in flight movies, without the "extra" fees.

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