Did 19 American Idol Winners Bring Guns on Planes? And American Gives Up on First Class Meals

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  1. That food pic looks exactly like an AA coach meal circa 1998, except the coach meal had more lettuce in the salad.

  2. The airplane go-around video in St Maartens, should serve as a simple reminder that a pilot, co-pilot, or captain’s job, is all about take-offs and landings, not D0, resolving customer complaints, intervening when HQ or the cabin crew cannot handle an upset customer, etc. Unless airlines place irate customer scenarios in the flight simulator and grade pilots on their ability to manage random passenger scenario’s, please do not ever again report that the Captain had to intervene for something that the CEO can handle. In return, I won’t expect the CEO to fly the plane.

  3. @Bill —> Back when a Texas blogger known as Swirly Face was busted, they found a dozen other Texas bloggers in his active pedophile ring.

    Using Gary’s logic, the headline should be: Gary, Mr. Thought Leader In Travel, Is A Pedophile.

    How’s that for a “sense of humor”? 😉

  4. @Gary –>. Language is irrelevant. 1/2 dozen plus prominent Texas bloggers were pedophiles. You are also a prominent Texas blogger. Bet you could be a pedohphile, too. Makes as much sense, actually more sense, than your 19 American Idol winners bringing a gun onto a plane.

    Are you still on parole, Gary?

    Oh, “it’s my sense of humor, get over it.”

  5. American has significantly improved the quality of it’s first class meal by adding a mouth watering cucumber slice to it’s large side salads.

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