2005/03/13

Discount Airline Strands Passengers

Canada's 3rd largest airline Jetsgo is seeking court protection from its creditors after announcing that it is ceasing operations. 17,000 passengers are stranded at one of the busiest travel times of the year. Passengers entered the airport only to find that the kiosks were abandoned, the computers were removed, and the www.JetsGo.com website wasn't responding.

Full Story: Link

What better way to go down then to take in as much money as you can, then clandestinely remove your computers and shut down your operations in the middle of the night; forcing thousands of people to buy tickets from other airlines to get to their destinations.


 

5 Comments:

lol sounds like the American way. 

Posted by Sarah
3/14/2005 12:15:00 am  
"lol sounds like the American way "

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Great minds think alike, Sarah, this is exactly what I commented on Jim's article on his personal blog. Let me remember, something like:

Corporations all over the world are learning fast how to do it "The American Way".

Only a few months ago, we had here in France a similar kind of scandal: workers in a fairly large factory turn up one morning for work only to find all the machinery had disappeared. After investigation the CEO and board of directors were nowhere to be found in the country. Eventually it was discovered they had resettled in Brazil or somewhere.

But I must say, this airline "coup" takes the cake. Imagine the amount of preparation needed to organize such a massive dismantlement of equipment overnight. 

Posted by WhyNot
3/14/2005 01:28:00 am  
"and the www.JetsGo.com website wasn't responding "

They might have moved to www.JetsGoNowhere.com , LOL 

Posted by WhyNot
3/14/2005 02:43:00 am  
Sounds like the american way?

um... last time i checked it was an CANADIAN airline 

Posted by WilliamVolterman
3/15/2005 07:25:00 am  
"last time i checked it was an CANADIAN airline  "

Wow, ain't you bright. 

Posted by WhyNot
3/15/2005 08:39:00 am  

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