I bring this up because it seems to me a possible better approach to this nonsense is to simply state that if you miss your flight due to no fault of the airline, you will be charged the fare
Um, they already do that. For decades now, you have to pay a huge fee to have your ticket be transferable.
If you are bumped involuntarily and the airline arranges substitute transportation that is scheduled to get you to your final destination (including later connections) within one hour of your original scheduled arrival time, there is no compensation.
If the airline arranges substitute transportation that is scheduled to arrive at your destination between one and two hours after your original arrival time (between one and four hours on international flights), the airline must pay you an amount equal to 200% of your one-way fare to your final destination that day, with a $675 maximum.
If the substitute transportation is scheduled to get you to your destination more than two hours later (four hours internationally), or if the airline does not make any substitute travel arrangements for you, the compensation doubles (400% of your one-way fare, $1350 maximum).
If your ticket does not show a fare (for example, a frequent-flyer award ticket or a ticket issued by a consolidator), your denied boarding compensation is based on the lowest cash, check or credit card payment charged for a ticket in the same class of service (e.g., coach, first class) on that flight.
They must have been hoping to catch someone retired so long that his last job paid less than that.
"Hey Gladys! Someone wants to pay me $30K a year! WE'RE RICH!"
"Edgar, we get more than that from social security. Did you forget to take your meds this morning?"
I would take $30K/year if it was for a 16 hour work week. Or maybe they meant $30/hr. That would still be a little low on the coasts, but decent in flyover country.
Bateman vs super man was a mediocre movie at best.
I would pay good money to see Jason Bateman versus Superman. Should there be an Arrested Development tie-in?
If they had done a Bateman movie alone with Ben affalac
I didn't know the duck's name was Ben. But if AFLAC reconciled with Gilbert Gottfried and got him to do the voice, I would be waiting in line to see that one as well.
Being an individual, instead of a cog in the collective, is not selfish.
I find these arguments against individuality perplexing, coming from the same people who argue for tolerance of their own individuality when it comes to culture, appearance, the arts, and other creative pursuits.
I'm not aware of people saying "gee, I really don't want that nine-to-five job, I want to be an uberer/fiverr/lyfter". They* are taking those jobs because they don't have anywhere else to go
Yeah, like he said. It's supplemental income. That doesn't mean they only work it because they have no job. You know that there are more than 40 hours in a week, right? Sometimes people are willing to forgo partying or gaming for a few hours each week in order to make some more cash.
"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." -- George Bernard Shaw