Skip to comments.Spirit Airlines CEO Says He'll Personally Refund Dying Vet's Fare
Posted on 05/04/2012 1:32:28 PM PDT by rawhide
Spirit Airlines CEO Says He'll Personally Refund Dying Vet's Fare....just breaking, no further info yet....
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Of course....Sometimes the help gets stuck on stupid.
You’ve got to have rules... and you’ve got to (or ought to) have heart.
If I were CEO, Id write a personal check. But Id realize that it would be dangerous to set a precedent by having the COMPANY reimburse.
This dumb@ass is a little late to the party, I wonder how many millions they have already lost in goodwill and future fare bookings.
The rules have to have heart, and have to be administered by people with heart, and for the goal of nothing less than heart.
Heart is the long process of tilling the soil, sowing the seeds, caring for the plants, and then harvesting at the right time while keeping seed stock to start the entire process the next year, while winter is spent repairing the farm where it needs it.
Rules are fire.
But we live in a world where everything is reversed. We have tens of millions of people who go to school and get employed solely so that they can use the maximum possible flamethrower, preferably napalm from airstrikes, if not nukes from orbit.
And against those tens of millions of flame throwers, we have a few hundred people willing to till the land - and they are the subject of hate campaigns from a media paid for by the people with flame throwers.
And yet, the best and brightest, while trying really, really, really hard, can't figure out what's wrong with the world.
Except, of course, that we need more flamethrowers.
TOO LATE - we’ve already seen your inner black heart.
A real mensch would have stepped up and done the right thing without being prodded by a PR flunky...and an exec with an ounce of savvy wouldn’t have arrogantly defended the broadbrush application of the policy under the circumstances, especially on video. He definitely spells his name with an “L” for Loser.
NO Spirit, no-how, no-where.
Too late. I will still never fly on Spirit Airlines because this moron CEO is only issuing the refund because his airline is suffering because of all of us veterans who have pledged not to fly Spirit EVER. My pledge still stands.
Howie Carr list ping (Avi discussed the other day)
...and a $5,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.
A major turnaround for the pig faced CEO of Spirit.....my guess is pissed off vets sound different than policy a&& kissers going over recent media reports about their “refund policies”
Steve Doocy gave him the refund on live TV two days ago.
And then expense it......
I think everyone should get free airfare and make everyone else pay for it.
Free stuff for all!! woo-hoo
Why did the vet ask for a refund?
Sorry, but I don’t agree with most of the media coverage on this issue. I feel for the vet who is dying, and if $197 would make the difference in his last days, I’d work out a way to send it to him myself.
Spirit executives could’ve and should’ve taken care of this quietly and personally, I’ll give you that—but they shouldn’t bend the rules.
A business can’t run on constantly bending rules, because the next person with just a slightly less tragic story will become the new “you can’t do this to them!” example.
And for all the people who are outraged over this issue, if they all threw in a dollar, the poor man would have 100 times his $197. But they’d rather bash Spirit...I dunno, I’m not really trying to be heartless—but it seems to be a bit of an overreaction for that small an amount.
Anyway, I’m glad to see the guy is paying it OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET and not the company’s.
What a bunch of dufi (heh, heh). Millions/billions of bad publicity for $165.
His doctor told him he couldn’t fly because of his cancer.