Mar 13th 2012 10:52AM sorry but that just sounds really selfish and arrogant. so what about the rest of the cabin? its all about you.
Mar 13th 2012 10:46AM this writer is all about herself, no mention of the other FC passengers who paid a huge premium so they could sleep well during the flight. the majority of full fare paying premium cabin passengers are flying on business, and are afforded first class perks by their jobs for an important reason, because they are expected to arrive ready to work, 100% awake and productive. leisure passengers who pay big bucks for the first class experience deserve to get what they paid for too. why is one passenger allowed to ruin the experience of many others? does the rest of the FC cabin deserve a refund, since they paid thousands for comfort and quiet and instead get screaming and helicoptering parents and poop smell? passengers with lap babies in FC dont seem to give a crap about the money their fellow passengers have paid, or that their seat mates probably have important business waiting for them after the flight. its just all about them, they do it because they can, screw everyone else.
Jul 23rd 2010 4:07PM now that i'm in pain from reading so much terrible grammar, i would like to check in to this amazing clinic and send AOL the bill.
Apr 3rd 2010 1:38PM It isnt the first. The Mondrian on sunset blvd does this too, you have to get past a door-jerk with a clipboard to access the pool/pool bar, hotel guests are often turned away. it varies by day/time of day etc, you don't know if/when you'll get to visit the pool deck or when you'll be told to f/off. Inside, you can have a 20 dollar drink and look at some trashy looking people, The Hollywood Roosevelt did the vegas-pool scene thing when they opened during the paris hilton mania. they got tons of press (tabloid, not travel), it was ultra douchey and packed (for a while), but the stigma of 'party hotel' turned a LOT of people off, no one i know has ever stayed there more than once. Now it is a 'no go' zone, the few times i've had to go in there it looked like a porn convention was in town. (maybe it was?). Sounds like W Hollywood is on the same road.
The W brand has some very good hotels (like the one in westwood) and some very irritating, stupid hotels that seem to be more interested in selling booze than beds. I've stayed in several W properties and am pretty much over it, i wont take the chance. nice photos on their sites but the reality is too often unfriendly design and sleep deprivation. If you want a really good, service oriented luxury hotel in LA where the actual vip's and celebrities are (with guests/guests-of guests-only pools of course) try the Sunset Marquis and the Chateau Marmont. real deal.
Feb 12th 2010 11:23AM BA really needs to update their first class cabin so this is good news. for some time now their biz class has been the more modern of the two and i think many f/c customers bought b/c thinking it had as much to offer as BA's f/c. Other long-hauls like Qantas should do the same. I won't even mention UA, AA, etc.. they don't charge less but boy do you get less.. i was in f/c on cathay pacific from hong kong-lax and transfered to f/c AA lax-jfk and had a meet-the-flintstones moment, what a difference.
Jun 18th 2009 12:38AM 1) the storefronts are disguised to not look like a storefront, i passed the one in LA for months before i ever went inside.. i t was obviously a 'something' but with such low profile frontage it was very easy to pass it by without caring/wondering what it was. could be the lost&found office from it's outside appearance. Inside, just a rearranged, relabeled A&F. same fixtures, same merch, same colors, same fabrics, higher price. Looked like they were questing for an older consumer to see how much more they could make by rebranding the exact same product they already produce and sell at A&F to teens.. what they found, i think, is that A&F's prices already test the limits of what people will pay for this product, and that there is actually a limit to the appeal of oversized photos of seminude hairless pouty teenage boys, at least when it comes to selling clothes to adults.
Apr 27th 2009 12:57PM kcn, why don't you take your own advice and do the same? don't let the 21st century hit you in the a** on your way out.
must make you feel good to sit at your computer spreading your poison, safe & sound where nobody can slap the hell out of you..
Apr 27th 2009 12:47PM kcn you really don't get the message do you? the writer didn't spin the story, he just TOLD the story: the poor kid was driven to suicide by his classmates, who bullied him about being/acting gay while the school did nothing to stop it. It is SO sad, so tragic, that after reading this story you could still post this comment. you really really do not get it. if you had grown up a little bit 'different' and knew what it felt like to be one lonely kid against a whole school full of people who are given license (by the adults, parents, teachers, other kids, society in general) to treat you like a punching bag because they have decided that 'you.are.gay' ... well, i don't think you'd see this story as part of a gay 'agenda'. A kid being given a safe, torture-free school is not an agenda. To omit the reason for the bullying would be to tell half the story, and serve YOUR agenda, it think, which is probably this: shut up faggot, or i'll punch you. Am i right kcn? Which side of this story do YOU relate to, i wonder?
Aug 30th 2007 1:52PM to #29: Toby is regularly snubbed because of the voting system, his label doesnt have the pull to secure a nomination.
Here's what you need to know about CMA awards (and ACMs as well) : the voting is all done by the record labels themselves. each label has a set number of votes, the larger conglomerate label 'groups' like Sony, RCA, and Universal control the most votes, because they own several labels each. So, their acts get the same nominations & the same awards year after year. the labels trade votes back & forth depending on the category and if they have an act in this category or not. basically it's all fixed by the label which is why there are practically no surprises, ever, and why you dont see certain acts getting recognized. there ya have it. watch for the performances if anything, that part at least is real.
Aug 30th 2007 1:04PM Here's what you need to know about CMA awards (and ACMs as well) : the voting is all done by the record labels themselves. each label has a set number of votes, the larger conglomerate label 'groups' like Sony, RCA, and Universal control the most votes, because they own several labels each. So, their acts get the same nominations & the same awards year after year. the labels trade votes back & forth depending on the category and if they have an act in this category or not. basically it's all fixed by the label which is why there are practically no surprises, ever, and why you dont see certain acts getting recognized. there ya have it. watch for the performances if anything, that part at least is real.