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  • Hey US Airways, Try This

    “Please bring seatbacks and tray tables to their full upright position. And slaughter two clean goats to appease me.”

    Since US Airways merged with America West, they’ve become the worst airline in the country, leaving me and many of my friends in their hellish hubs of Las Vegas and Phoenix for days on end without so much as hotel comps or free vouchers for more erratic flights. Maybe they should take a cue from Nepal Airlines, who sacrificed goats to get their flight schedules sorted out. There’s just something fascinating about mixing technology that whisks you through the stratosphere in pressurized tubes with primitive ritualism. And by fascinating I mean terrifying. Here’s a little more detail on it. But hey, it got them to Hong Kong.


    Comment from Manolis
    Time: September 5, 2007, 5:18 am

    if i wasn’t currently drowning in deadlines I would totally photoshop this onto an air-hostess body :P

    Comment from Philip Looney
    Time: September 5, 2007, 5:24 am

    No lie on US Airways. Getting out of LGA last time was ridiculous – 2 hours late. Fortunately, I booked my layover to go through Charlotte, so I was able to drive home to Columbia.

    Comment from Ben Herman
    Time: September 5, 2007, 5:46 am

    They say there are no aethists on the front lines… or, apparently, on the airlines, either :)

    Comment from patrick hulman
    Time: September 5, 2007, 6:39 am

    i thought they merged with America West airlines not Southwest.

    Comment from Parker
    Time: September 5, 2007, 6:45 am

    Oop- right, Pat, fixed it! That’s what happens when I post in the middle of the night.

    Comment from Brett
    Time: September 5, 2007, 5:49 pm

    I just had a trip to Australia for a week and had four hops, three in the US and one starting in Oz. All three of the US hops were delayed on the ground at least two hours, only the Oz flight left on time. This is no longer a bug when flying in the US, it is a feature.

    Comment from David Oakes
    Time: September 5, 2007, 7:43 pm

    Hey, it’s N.O.G.O.A.T.S.!

    (Nepalese Organism Geared Only for Air Travel Service, of course.)

    Comment from Ben Herman
    Time: September 6, 2007, 5:27 am

    N.O.G.O.A.T.S.? Hee hee hee :)