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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Southwest Airlines cellphone violator is a Global Warming Exec.--DMN

The guy on a Southwest Airlines flight who refused to get off his cellphone, telling flight attendants twice to "Kiss my (expletive)," is president of a... The biggest story but not being discussed in reports, is that the airline, Southwest, did absolutely nothing to get this man off his cell phone (other than making a verbal request), allowing him to remain on the phone and thereby endanger the lives of all passengers. They were not set up to enforce the law or protect customers' lives.
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6 Comments:

  • The other passengers should sue the "expletive" for endangerment and distress! No one is above the law!

    By Blogger Reagan Democrat, at 1:10 PM  

  • I agree. If leaders won't lead, citizens must do the job.

    By Blogger susan mullen, at 3:01 PM  

  • flight attendants are not law enforcement officers. moments like this are judgment calls when you have to decide if the consequences and risks of injury to other passengers with the use of physical force with someone who won't follow the rules outweigh the ever so small possibility that the man's cell phone was causing interference. What if there were children or elderly seated near this man? Just food for thought before jumping to the conclusion that the airline employees were negligent.

    By Blogger Kat, at 3:32 PM  

  • No airline in this situation should rely on flight attendants' subduing the criminal. The point of the cellphone law is that it could prevent the death of everyone on the plane. Why have the law if you have no intention of enforcing it? You won't have any children or elderly to worry about if they're dead. The point is airlines should have someone trained and with the physical ability on each flight to be able to grab a cellphone from someone. The lack of such a person
    on an airplane and the admission that the airline could do nothing about it means no sane person should ever get on a commercial plane as they are unwilling or unable to provide simple safety measures.

    By Blogger susan mullen, at 4:00 PM  

  • That's a pretty extreme perspective. Airlines are not law enforcement entities. The TSA hires air marshalls to ride on select flights and in anonimity to provide additional security, but they don't respond to situations that don't involve immediate danger nor are they on every flight.
    Consider the cost of hiring a police officer or someone of that caliber on every flight across the nation every day. I imagine there are close to 20,000 daily flights in the US. If the govt paid an average of $400 per flight to an LEO's presence, that's $8 million a day. Will the American public pay that in fare difference? Will we want to be taxed to support the TSA's doing that?

    By Blogger Kat, at 6:10 PM  

  • If an entity can't enforce a law, it shouldn't have the law. It shouldn't pretend it has a law. If people want to ignore reality and fly anyway, that's their choice.

    By Blogger susan mullen, at 6:18 PM  

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