US Airways is giving the survivors of the Hudson River crash top level Chairman’s Preferred status through March 2010, and already the complaining has begun.
“You’re going to crash me into the water, and you’re going to tell me all I get is an upgrade?” asked Antonio Sales, 20, who was traveling with the University of South Carolina’s track team. “That’s more of an ‘OK, you’re not dead, I’ll give you something to hold on to.’ It’s not enough at all.”
I’m curious: whenever someone gets into an automobile accident, do they write to Toyota saying that they deserve a new car for free for the rest of their life? No? Then this is the last time I want to hear about how the people who survived the crash deserve anything more than they’ve received. If the passengers on the plane believe there was negligence of some sort, go ahead and sue. Good luck with that.