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Thursday, September 06, 2007

That damned luggage

What's Mallard raving about today?


Three guesses about what happened to Mallard on his summer vacation...and the first two guesses don't count.

Apropos of nothing, why do you suppose the passengers appear to be recycled drawings of newscasters, holding their little sheets of paper, while placed in front of an airline seat backdrop? Is it so hard to draw someone sitting in a seat doing nothing?


BillyWitchDoctor said...

It's just a matter of time before Tinny latest broken-record dead-horse-beatin' theme swerves over into one of his favorite topics: Why Don't The TSA Stop Wasting MY Valuable Time, And Focus On People Who Look Like Terrorists (AKA Brown Middle-Eastern-Lookin' People)?

It will be followed shortly thereafter by strips about how Liberals are the real racists.

Scanman said...

The plane looks like it's in the air! Where's the runway? The terminal? The shadow to indicate they are on the ground?

GeoX said...

I can't help but note that if the flight's been delayed for four hours, the airline is not going to force you to sit on the plane that whole time. But I guess that observation misses the joke, which is sometimes get delayed. Whoa! Can he say that??

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Geox: In all fairness to Tinny--the sort of fairness he'd never stoop to himself--this is based on a few horror stories about passengers who have been held on planes longer than that.

Air France in August, Delta and Cathay Pacific in June, JetBlue in February, and America Airlines in January all had incidents where passengers were trapped on planes for well over four hours without being allowed to debark.

By contrast, about a week ago an American Airlines flight was delayed overnight and passengers were let off immediately because of hysterical reports of six "Iraqis speaking Arabic" onboard. (Turns out they were working for a defense contractor returning home from Camp Pendelton after training Iraq-bound Marines. Let the eeeeeeeeeagle soar...)

There's some "Passengers' Bill of Rights" legislation in the works to punish airlines for trapping passengers, and I don't know why Tinny hasn't banged his pan about it yet. Perhaps it sounds too "anti-business" and "nanny state" to him. You damn liberals!

Mysterio said...

Tomorrow on "Mallard Fillmore": Airline food-it doesn't taste that good, does it?