Hey, flagellants! Have a good Friday? Did you take your tetanus shot before you got your nails done? (Hey,WWJD?)
In the meantime, before we all resurrect shortly, more on that Dao drag.
People are beginning to take the contrary stand on the David Dao drag story.Essentially, it’s that the airlines have some right to subjugate you based on whether you wish to ride in a flying tube at 34,000 feet going at a faster rate than you could driving a Toyota Prius. You want to fly, you buy the communal agreement. Buckle up and fly. And obey the nice flight attendants. Or else.
The contract is the “great equalizer,” I’m told. We’re all up there whether in first class or coach. You give up rights to fly. That’s the not-so-nice “Mile High Club” where you get effed, but not in the nice way.
Sounds plausibly hardass, and it no doubt will be United’s position to point to the fine print of the “contract” attached to the ticket.
But even at 34,000 feet, you don’t throw common courtesy and respect and dignity out the window.
It’s rarified air up in the clouds. But you don’t lose your humanity. Not for the price of flight.
For more: Go to the blog at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
And click on the link to get the podcast, Emil Amok’s Takeout.
Hear the attorney for Dr.Dao, Tom Demetrio speak at the news conference. Also hear Crystal Pepper, Dao’s daughter.
Or get it right here on the link below.
And if you doubt what you first saw, here’s a collection of the original videos from the Daily Mail: