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i made a big sale ($100 + in profit) this morning... then had the guy call me back 5 minutes later and argue the rates.

which reminds, me, i've been wanting to post about the freaking cruise line industry scare about everyone getting sick.

Okay, take this scenerio: you have a kid, a very healthy kid. you send him to school every day. the parents down the street also send little timmy, who is coughing and snarking and hacking all over everything in sight, wiping his nose on his shirt or the back of his hand, then playing with the other school kids.

naturally, the other school kids will get sick, too.

take another scenerio: you are healthy, and decide to take a healthy plane trip to *insert place here*. bob jones with gastrointestinal flu bug viruseses climbs on board. days later, you get sick, but don't put it together with the fact that you may have been on a flight for 2 hours with someone else that was sick with it.

if it were truly a huge problem on the ship, then EVERYONE on the ship would be sick, not 100 people out of 2200.

also keep in mind that it's cold and flu season.

also keep in mind that this seems to happen every year at this time.

also keep in mind that you could be cruising on a surgical ship, it's so clean and dandy, but if one person with the flu or something of the sorts gets on board the ship....

gah. i freaking HATE the media sometimes.

*ends vent*


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Dec. 4th, 2002 01:17 pm (UTC)
I hear 'ya. When I worked for the reservation center of a 'local" airline, I would get stuff like that all the time. People trying to negotiate prices and shit, like I can magically come up with a fare of $100 round trip from here to NYC. Puh-lease. And we had our share of "incidents" (lost children), which ended up on the news, but they didn't tell the real story , or neglected to mention a few CRUCIAL details. But heck, I was getting paid to SELL tickets, not argue with people, but I ended up defending the airline many times a day, especially after 9-11.

It was about that time that I left the company, but Mom still works there (can you say cheap ass tickets?) so I still find myself coming to their defense every once in awhile.

I wish people would look at the "bigger picture" rather than just take everything they hear and assume the worst. Most of the time, it's just an exaggeration. SMILE, you know the truth :o)
Dec. 6th, 2002 06:50 pm (UTC)
it's always good to have connections in the travel industry ;)
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