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Spirit Airlines CEO Says He'll Personally Refund Dying Vet's Fare
foxnews.com ^ | 5-4-12

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....

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: spirit

1 posted on 05/04/2012 1:32:37 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Of course....Sometimes the help gets stuck on stupid.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 1:34:26 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rawhide

You’ve got to have rules... and you’ve got to (or ought to) have heart.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 1:35:55 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: rawhide
See? My comments on FR make things happen
If I were CEO, I’d write a personal check. But I’d realize that it would be dangerous to set a precedent by having the COMPANY reimburse.

4 posted on 05/04/2012 1:38:07 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: rawhide

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.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 1:40:51 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Pearls Before Swine
You’ve got to have rules... and you’ve got to (or ought to) have heart.

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.

6 posted on 05/04/2012 1:59:07 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: rawhide

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.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 2:03:06 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: rawhide
Everything is wrong with this. First, he is only doing it because it hit the main stream news and is terrible publicity for his co. Second , there is already a boycott started against them. Third, it is not about the money but about an attitude. Others have already given to the vet and he is giving all the money that he gets to Wounded Warriors (which even makes Spirit Airlines look more stupid) On top of all that Spirit just started charging one hundred dollars for a carry on if you have to use the overhead compartment. Good bye Spirit.
8 posted on 05/04/2012 2:05:33 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: rawhide

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.


9 posted on 05/04/2012 2:11:19 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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10 posted on 05/04/2012 2:23:41 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: rawhide

...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”


11 posted on 05/04/2012 2:28:35 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: rawhide

Steve Doocy gave him the refund on live TV two days ago.


12 posted on 05/04/2012 2:35:48 PM PDT by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the color of law.)
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To: rawhide
Spirit Airlines CEO Says He'll Personally Refund Dying Vet's Fare

And then expense it......

13 posted on 05/04/2012 2:40:55 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Sacajaweau

I think everyone should get free airfare and make everyone else pay for it.

Free stuff for all!! woo-hoo


14 posted on 05/04/2012 2:46:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rawhide
toooooo late azzhole, damage is already done...
15 posted on 05/04/2012 3:03:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad
TOO LATE - we've already seen your inner black heart. NO Spirit, no-how, no-where.

Exactly!

16 posted on 05/04/2012 3:38:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: rawhide

Why did the vet ask for a refund?


17 posted on 05/04/2012 3:53:45 PM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: rawhide

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.


18 posted on 05/04/2012 4:43:50 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: rawhide

What a bunch of dufi (heh, heh). Millions/billions of bad publicity for $165.


19 posted on 05/04/2012 6:21:51 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Talisker

Absolutely brilliant.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 6:28:32 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Godebert

His doctor told him he couldn’t fly because of his cancer.


21 posted on 05/05/2012 11:17:02 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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