Saturday, April 15, 2017

Cartoon Saturday


It's been a tough week for airline passengers ...

United Airlines struck a blow for customer relations this week when it called police to forcibly remove a paying passenger from his seat to make room for airline employees; White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday after saying Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" during World War II, and referring to "holocaust centers" rather than Nazi-era death camps; Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian officials this week in an unsuccessful attempt to deter Russia from its support of the Assad regime in Syria; at the United Nations, Russia vetoed a draft Security Council resolution that condemned last week's alleged chemical attack in Syria and demanded that Damascus cooperate with investigators; and rock guitarist John Warren Geils Jr, better known simply as J Geils, died at his home in Massachusetts at age 71.

This week, in honor of the United Airlines customer service fiasco, we feature a collection of cartoons about the joys of air travel ...

You know this is what the boarding process really means ...


Or, to put it another way ...


The airlines' search for new and innovative sources of revenue has affected other areas as well ...


Yes, the finest of the fine print allows airlines to do pretty much anything ...


This one about sums it up ...


I've never seen this happen, but it wouldn't surprise me ...


I never thought about this, but it's actually true ...


There have been times I'd have taken the offer ...


The airlines are probably evaluating this one in their focus groups ...


Oh, oh ...


And so it goes ... Bilbo's salute to the excellence of airline customer service!

It looks as if it's going to be a nice weekend here in NoVa. This afternoon, we're having fellow blogger Kathy and her hubby over to join us for dinner (and to pick her green brain for hints on salvaging my inept gardening attempts). I hope she can stop laughing soon enough to have time to help out.

Have a good day and a great weekend. More thoughts tomorrow, with a Musical Sunday offering from Joe Ely. See you then.

Bilbo

8 comments:

Duckbutt said...

Sometimes I feel that I'm flying on Lower Slobbovian Airlines.

John Hill said...

Travel is such a pain to be a luxury.

Gonzo Dave said...

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that a Southwest flight attendant had said pretty much the same thing about the no-smoking flights. They can be pretty funny sometimes.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The term "calculated misery" used in Vox comes to mind.

Mike said...

My daughter loves Southwest but I've had several bad experiences with them. I avoid Southwest at all costs.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Those were a real joy!

allenwoodhaven said...

No smoking and no swordplay?! Awwwww.

Another fine collection - thanks!

Hell Hound said...

You can guess when line I fall in.