American Tries Not Breaking Guitars, and Why Your Next Checked Bag Won’t Get Lost

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  1. Regarding delay compensation in the EU. The delay was not caused by another passenger, but by an incompetent maintenance crew that accidentally activated the evacuation slide. The ruling is absolutely appropriate!

  2. No, Gary, that passenger was not flown to the wrong destination. He was simply allowed to board a later flight to the same destination. Big difference.

  3. Two thumbs up to the pilot of the easy air jet. Checks to see that the passenger has a ticket to the same destination on the same airlines, and is practical enough to let him stay on the flight. And of course, the passenger had already gone through all normal airside security checks.

    Well done for a grain of sanity in the ocean of over-paranoid aviation security!

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