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August 15, 2006

The British Talent For Euphemism

From Monsters & Critics:

[British Airways] has hit back at reports that more than 5,000 items of passenger luggage had gone missing since security measures were implemented at Heathrow airport.

There had been suggestions that up to 10,000 bags had been mislaid at the UK's busiest airport, and while a spokeswoman for the airline admitted that bags had been separated from their owners, they had definitely not been lost.

Isn't that a bit like saying, "She's not pregnant, She's just been separated from her virginity."

Posted by annika, Aug. 15, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: The Huh? Files


How the hell do you "mislay" 10,000 bags? Somewhere, there has to be a huge mountain of luggage that someone HAS to have noticed, if just to drive around...

Posted by: BobG on Aug. 15, 2006

You must be ovulating. Being pregnant is quite different from being separated from one's virginity.

Posted by: Casca on Aug. 15, 2006

Speaking of airlines. Have any of you noticed that every major airline now oversells their seats and then if you do not register ahead of time for a boarding pass you cannot fly, even if you bought your ticket months ahead.

You know, as a small government conservative I have a big thing to admit. I think deregulation of the Airline industry was a mistake.
Usually regulations are not good, but sometimes, and in some industries they make sense.
I say bring back strict government oversight.
Raise the prices some, (we have way too many asstards and fatasses flying now)
and FORCE the airlines to give good service and find your goddam luggage.

Posted by: kyle8 on Aug. 15, 2006


I feel your pain. (Visualize me biting my lower lip and perhaps shedding a small tear.)Airline service is not great. Although, I have to say that I had a great experience flying Hawaiian Airlines. So, I don't know, maybe try taking a trip to Maui...

Posted by: Blu on Aug. 15, 2006

Careful Kyle, they were deregulated, not unregulated. You're on the slippery slope of totalitarianism. Frankly, my gut tells me that the ugly, stupid, and obese should be kept in camps in Iowa, but one must restrain one's inner demons. Instead, they search our luggage before we board.

Posted by: Casca on Aug. 15, 2006


I've actually been kicked off flights for which I purchased tickets well in advance. As in, I was sitting in the waiting area and no one took the free stuff to fly later, so those of us who randomly hadn't gotten seating assignments were shit out of luck. This was around the holidays too.

If the government is going to take over the airports, really what's the big deal with them taking over the planes too (note the sarcasm here)? Actually, the way it is now, it's backwards: I would rather have the government make airlines charge double for people who weigh over three hundred pounds, than have it paw through my dangerous terrorist sanitary products at the security checkpoint.

Posted by: The Law Fairy on Aug. 15, 2006

Huh... pawing through your sanitary products... the mind reels. No wonder they always vandalize my laptop.

Posted by: Casca on Aug. 15, 2006

If you whiners would spend less time blogging and wagging your weenies, you could just go online and check in and get your boarding passes like the rest of us.

As for your complaints about your fellow passengers, be happy they aren't wearing towels on their heads or burkhas.

Posted by: shelly on Aug. 17, 2006