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NihilistCaregiver 31 points ago +33 / -2

Commercial airlines in the US fucking suck anyway. They've all gutted their loyalty programs and reduced seat pitch in order to attract walmart-grade customers who feel entitled to $59/one way tickets. Nowadays you're even lucky if people board the plane with decent clothes since it seems like lower class people think they can literally wear pajamas on a flight.

TheImpossible1 15 points ago +15 / -0

I flew United a few times before the pandemic. It was worse than flying EasyJet.

catvideos3 2 points ago +2 / -0

It’s not bad if you have status

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DomitiusOfMassilia [M] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Reported for: Rule 11, Spam x6

FartFag5000 8 points ago +10 / -2

I totally wear my pjs on the plane. Fight me.

AntonioOfVenice 7 points ago +7 / -0

Surely, it's not bad that flights are too cheap, and that it's not just the rootless cosmopolitan elites who can afford them?

ProfessorCrackPipe 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yeah, that’s one of my favorites. Or the douchebags who stand up and drink through the whole flight, as though they’re at a bbq in their back yard or something.

yvaN_ehT_nioJ 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ugh, I guess airlines want to be the Amtrak of the sky now :\

Piroko 7 points ago +7 / -0

That was part of the original intention of gutting passenger railroad, yes.

In the 60's post-war high, Americans could not envision the economic high ending.

throwaway531 22 points ago +22 / -0

Reminder that United breaks gutairs

xleb2 26 points ago +26 / -0

I went looking for the full videos of Dr. Dao being beaten and dragged off of that United flight in Chicago, and man has that shit been scrubbed. Couldn't find a decent copy.

MustafaJones 22 points ago +22 / -0

This is going to be terrible for aviation safety. Airplanes is one of those places where ability ought to be of the utmost importance. Inflight fires, engine failures and gravity don’t care about diversity.

AntonioOfVenice 14 points ago +14 / -0

How many people, even on the left, are willing to die for diversity?

RaisingPhoenix 13 points ago +13 / -0

A better question: how many people are the left willing to kill for diversity?

Galean 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lets be honest, the autopilot will fly just fine and I doubt there are enough emergencies as to make a difference.

Still racist of them and I hate them.

lgbtqwtfbbq 6 points ago +6 / -0

The US requires air traffic controllers to wear masks while talking to pilots, which makes them more difficult to understand.

If they don't care about that, what makes you think they'll care about maintaining standards for pilots?

xleb2 20 points ago +20 / -0

I already refuse to fly United. I don't need more reasons to never use their service again.

TheImpossible1 20 points ago +20 / -0

Nothing mixes better than having your life in the hands of possible death cult members and being 30,000ft in the air.

I feel like the kind of people who apply for positions singled out by gender will have politics more toxic than Chernobyl's 4th reactor.

AntonioOfVenice 14 points ago +14 / -0

They are now claiming that all their recruits will have 'met or exceeded' their "standards", which is of course begging the question of what these standards are. Anything will pass by standards that are low enough. You can ask them to add 2+2, and if they answer five, you are free to select people on the basis of their race and gender.

The nonsense about 'qualified' candidates sidesteps the question of whether they are rejecting people who are better than who they are accepting, based on race and gender. They most certainly are not picking the most qualified people.

Adamrises 22 points ago +22 / -0

If these recruits were able to meet standards this whole time, it runs the question of why they didn't hire them beforehand.

Either white guys are just that much better at flying than them, they only just stopped being racist, or they did in fact lower their standards to get them over the line.

I think everyone knows which of the three.

cccpneveragain 8 points ago +8 / -0

United sucks and were down with the Spirits and Frontiers on my preference list. I prefer American and they are still pretty bad. Most airlines suck really. I hated the experience before everyone was empowered to push their mask shit. I've not flown in mask world and am not sure I want to.

redguards_are_nwahs 3 points ago +3 / -0

My first flight ever was a Spirit. Meaning my second flight ever was a Spirit red-eye.

My views on air carriage aren't necessarily glowing, though I understand I can only go up from here.

Funny enough, the red-eye pilot was phenomenal. When we landed it was like lightly sliding a plate onto a table. Dude looked young as hell too.

cccpneveragain 4 points ago +4 / -0

At the very least with Spirit they usually sell you what you pay for. There's not really that much of a gap between Spirit and American in the cheap seats. Particularly since I don't think any of them give out drinks anymore.

browarrior1950 1 point ago +2 / -1

This decision could cost lives...

WuhunFastFoodCourt 1 point ago +1 / -0

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Let's see if this works (odds are against me, I am a Techno-Neanderthal.)

Oppressinator -5 points ago +1 / -6

Bummer. United did the unthinkable and put their money where their mouth was and gave extra seating room with smaller capacity flights.