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Hudson Plane Crash Survivors Fish For Sharks

by | 1st, February 2009

WHAT is having your plane crash land in the Hudson River worth to you? Or, to put it another way, what is having a pilot save your life when the plane is doomed worth to you?

Thirdly, when does George Bush convince Obama to bomb the geese?

The NY Daily Post is listening to the survivors moanign about how things are just not fair and they want more money!!!:

We crash-landed in the Hudson River – but all we got were these lousy upgrades! US Airways sent a raft of “frigid” letters to the 150 passengers of miracle Flight 1549 saying their death-defying ordeal has earned them top customer status – but for just one year, The Post has learned.

Passengers got $5,000 for their lost and damaged personal effects. But they want more:

Some who were on the plane – brought down by a flock of geese after takeoff from La Guardia Airport on Jan. 15 – said the temporary tease of first-class perks is for the birds. “I think if you survive a plane crash, being upgraded permanently is a good gesture too,” said Fred Berretta, 41, of Charlotte, NC, where the Airbus A320 was headed.

I think if you survive a crash you should be f***ing thankful. But thinking never paid the bills, eh, Sigmund:

Manhattanite Tess Sosa, who escaped the sinking plane with her husband and two small children, thought the airline was too focused on self-congratulations – and “they want to exonerate themselves as much as they can… They are happy they had such amazing results, and they applaud themselves, and then give us a small token?” she said. “That’s how I take it.”

Her family is alive. She is alive. But how can you tell if you are alive in America? Call a lawyer and get him to pinch you:

The airline announced the upgrades and other perks last week in a letter Sosa described as “frigid” at best. CEO Doug Parker wrote that passengers would get “coveted” Chairman’s Preferred status – but only until March 2010. The membership gives each passenger and a companion first-class domestic travel when seats are available, one upgrade to Europe or Hawaii, choice seats and priority check-in. “We would very much like to see you on a future US Airways flight soon,” Parker wrote.

“My husband is not going to want to get on a plane for at least a year,” [Sosa] said.

A spokesman for the US Airways said passengers did not have to waive their rights to sue in order to accept the checks or the Chairman’s Preferred membership. Some have already contacted lawyers.

Big shock that the survivors needed to call in the sharks-  weren’t they already circling the stricken aricraft?

Old Mr Anorak says he’s amazed that anyone with over 75cl of liquid on them wasn’t shot in the throat in compliance with US airline policy..?


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