US Airways Gives Top Status for a Year to Crash Passengers; Whining and Complaining Starts Immediately

US Airways is giving the survivors of the Hudson River crash top level Chairman’s Preferred status through March 2010, and already the complaining has begun.

“You’re going to crash me into the water, and you’re going to tell me all I get is an upgrade?” asked Antonio Sales, 20, who was traveling with the University of South Carolina’s track team. “That’s more of an ‘OK, you’re not dead, I’ll give you something to hold on to.’ It’s not enough at all.”

I’m curious:  whenever someone gets into an automobile accident, do they write to Toyota saying that they deserve a new car for free for the rest of their life?  No?  Then this is the last time I want to hear about how the people who survived the crash deserve anything more than they’ve received.  If the passengers on the plane believe there was negligence of some sort, go ahead and sue.  Good luck with that.

Carry on.

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  1. I’m totally with you. I was halfway through your post (just past the quote from the track kid) and said aloud “what exactly do they want?”

    Then i read you next paragraph and was like “oh, onlinetravelreview…you’ve beat me to it, now go buy me a coke and pay for it!”

    (as an aside, my name is actually agreed but the spacing above makes it look like a. greed which is funnier given the context)

  2. Looking in from the outside, something like this could only happen in the US of A. Perhaps this brainless member, attached to a university team (!), and I do hope he will be shunned forthwith, should be eternally grateful and give the two pilots a gift for every day of his hopefully still long and perhaps not even useless life. And, lo and behold, I did not know that US Airways can remotely control geese so that they can crash into aeroplane engines… Or, as the prescribed and widely advertised way of life is nowadays: what is in it for me?

  3. btw…if you read the article closely, I’m pretty sure the kid who made that comment wasn’t on the flight that crashed. The were just interviewing US Airways passengers at the airport.

  4. What about the luggage?
    100k miles on your account and some travel vouchers would be fine. Leave the customers with a good feeling after a terrible experience.

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