Sunday, October 14, 2007

A.L. Bardach in the Washington Post on the Overbooking Scam

The horror stories are legion. (I've got several in my own family.) Why don't we call these airlines's methodical and gross overbooking what it is? A criminal scam. Apropos of what happened to Carol Anne Gotbaum in the Phoenix Airport, in today's Washington Post, A.L. Bardach tells a personal story, combined with investigative research that's quite shocking. Where is the regulation and supervision of this industry? It seems to be a free-for-all. Let's not even get into the shenanigans of some of the fascist puppets working in airport security these days... More anon.
--->UPDATE: Read Diane Ravitch's blistering piece on Carol Anne Gotbaum's death. I saw the surveillance video, too. The airport police response was absurd. It was disgusting. If that is proper procedure, God help us all. What has happened to America? How can anyone in their right mind, with even a millionth of an ounce of dignity, go on CNN and claim that this was appropriate police action? It blows my mind.