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The (early) Beatles were a pop band that had their own branded talc powder and were dismissed as long haired pretty boys with rubbish music. Today's music may actually be rubbish but I always have in the back of my mind that when my dad was young, my grandmother said the same thing then with the same confidence as I do now.
Also, fun fact. My dad is probably one of the only people who has seen both The Beatles and The Wiggles play in the same venue :) - Johnny
So you're saying that in the future, people will appreciate the U2 album on their iPhone. - Cristo
Some will... and for some it will be transformative and nudge them towards other creative pursuits. There is enough bullshit in this world so I'm trying hard to not personally crap on any art or creative pursuit that is designed to make people happy. Also, even blatant dumb commercial pop music when done extremely well has some good qualities. - Johnny from iPhone
They didn't have AutoTune then. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
True, but the Beatles were pioneers of experimental effects on the music. John Lennon often used double tracking and echo effects because he disliked the sound of his voice. - Johnny
Also, given their love of using the studio to the full limits (See: Revolver, Rubber Soul and Magical Mystery Tour) the assumption that the Beatles wouldn't have utilised at least some part of the technology if it was available is weak. - Johnny
The issue is not that the Beatles would have used AutoTune if it existed then, but that if AutoTune existed then the Beatles would have been "just another band." Effects are one thing and can be creative, but the cumulative impact of AutoTune is that within their respective genres (but especially pop) everybody sounds the same. Equally awful. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
That assumes that the Beatles early skyrocketing success was due purely to their musical talents and not their marketability as 4 good/reasonably looking young boys with rebellious haircuts that pissed off your parents. There were plenty of better talented artists around at the time that never broke it because they wouldn't have worked on a can of Talc. - Johnny
Case In Point:The Beatles at Shea Stadium. They could have unplugged their instruments because the noise from the screaming fans drowned out the actual music. Most of the audio on the film recording is either redubbed or taken from other concerts. - Johnny
"Soft rock" - Kevin Fox from iPhone
In 2009 iPad didn’t have enough functionality (e.g. multi-tasking UI). In 2014 Apple Watch has too much functionality and isn’t standalone.
Of course, that doesn't mean it won't sell well. But it could still be better (and even sell better). - Cristo
For a version 1, I give them a B+. It's more enticing (to me at least) than I expected. It's one of those things that I suspect could become very important to me. - Stephen Mack
I'm with you Stephen. Seems better than I expected, but room for improvement. I think version 3 will be pretty awesome though. - Ken Gidley
The lack of standalone functionality is the biggest drawback for me, especially given that it's being billed as a fitness device (among many other things). Having to run with both a phone and a watch is more than a bit annoying. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
$350 for the watch. That is like the price when LED digital watches first came out in the 1970s. - Joe
Stephen, what is the one feature of the Apple Watch that most excites you? - Cristo
Drawing fishies. - NOT THE CRICKET
Damn Jimminy. You're right. That really is the killer application. - Cristo
Kevin, especially since their best new phone will be HUGE. :) - Cristo
Sharing heartbeats. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Really the health stuff. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Health stuff that works best when you're not exercising. - Cristo
Well, I like the idea of a "it's time to stand up now" reminder (wish Fitbit had that). And I've been interested in a heart rate monitor while running for a while. I love Fitbit and will keep using them, but I'm definitely interested in seeing what Apple has to offer. - Stephen Mack
If you want a heart rate monitor, and a GPS, complete with lots of other running features, you should check out the Garmin Forerunner 620. Or you could just walk around and share your heart rate with Louis. ;) - Cristo
But that Forerunner you link to is $400! For $50 less, don't I get all the same functionality plus whatever other apps end up being useful? (I liked the Astronomy watch face in the demo.) - Stephen Mack
Also, because I love all of you on FF, here's some heartbeat sharing: .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. - Stephen Mack
I'm going to buy an Apple Watch, but I'm probably not going to wear an Apple Watch. ;) - Cristo
Heh. I may wear it only when running. On the other hand, I used to enjoy not wearing a watch, and didn't think I would like wearing a Fitbit on my wrist, but it turns out I have liked having it. - Stephen Mack
Are you planning to run with your 5.5" iPhone? - Cristo
It is hard to tell what the watch can do without the phone, but this page implies you won't need it: -- "Music. Control the music on your iPhone without taking it out of your pocket. And when you leave iPhone at home to go for a jog, listen to music directly on Apple Watch." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It seems like it relies on the iPhone for GPS coordinates. " Apple Watch unites the capabilities of an all-day fitness tracker and a highly advanced sports watch in one device you can wear all the time. It can track a wider variety of activities because it’s able to collect more types of data. It uses an accelerometer to measure your total body movement. It has a custom sensor that can... more... - NOT THE CRICKET
Stephen, check out the Wahoo Fitness Ticker X heart rate monitor. Works with BTLE or Ant+, your phone or something like the Garmin. Also has memory to record your HR data for hours standalone. - Ken Gidley from iPhone
^Interesting. I use the regular Wahoo Bluetooth HRM already. Didn't realize they have another one. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin, it was just released this week. They have another, the Ticker Run, as well. - Ken Gidley
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Richard Sherman refuses to speak to media after being “exposed” | ProFootballTalk -
Richard Sherman refuses to speak to media after being “exposed” | ProFootballTalk
You mad bro? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories -
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories
"Apple got more details right on their watch than the vast majority of Swiss and Asian brands do with similarly priced watches, and those details add up to a really impressive piece of design." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
This: "... The Apple Watch is absolutely the best smart watch on the planet. That much I'm sure of. But are we sure that wearable technology is something we really want? In the same way those who publicly wore blue-tooth headsets five years ago and those who wore Google Glass one year ago, will smart watches ever become a thing that people genuinely want? If anyone can make it happen, it's Apple. It's going to take a lot of time, and a lot of test cases when this thing launches next year ..." - WarLord
I think the secret sauce here isn't the watch itself, but the (as yet unproven) ability of the watch to reduce friction in things like payments and IoT integration. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Apple Made a Perfect Watch, But Needs to Decide What It's Good For | WIRED -
Apple Made a Perfect Watch, But Needs to Decide What It's Good For | WIRED
"[...] what’s missing amidst the Apple Watch’s litany of features is any sense of the restraint that has guided Apple’s products in the past. There’s no suggestion that Apple has cracked what these weird watch things are really all about. The watch seemed like a perfect opportunity to do less. Instead, Apple seemingly just threw up their hands and did it all." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
They had to specify "boneless"? o_O
Also known as "imitation calamari." Or bung. Quite possibly the funniest This American Life episode ever. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
If there are tentacles, I should be OK, right? Right? - Victor Ganata
I also wonder why they have to specify "inverted". - Victor Ganata
Generalizing from chicken breasts, I'd have to think that the opposite is, "bone in pork rectums". - DJF from Android
"bone in pork rectums" is popular in some areas of the south though illegal in most of the country. - Steve C Team Marina
Imma gonna wreck those rectums. - Stephen Mack
Posted July 20, 2013 as 113th Congress Group Photo: - April Russo
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Ridiculous Patch is Latest Proof No One Believes in Derek Jeter's Legend More Than Derek Jeter - Touching All the Bases - -
Ridiculous Patch is Latest Proof No One Believes in Derek Jeter's Legend More Than Derek Jeter - Touching All the Bases -
"You'd think he'd have had the self-awareness to take a black marker to that five Gold Gloves nonsense. But maybe self-awareness, like ranging to his left, is one of the tools he lacks." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Maybe he could also wear a black armband in his own memory. - John (bird whisperer)
I think it would have to have his accomplishments stitched into it before it would pass muster. - Jennifer Dittrich
Eric - Poppa Large
WTF? you couldn't make this shit up. - Big Joe Silence
C'mon guys. That's the highest quality guest they could get. He's the top of the shelf in what's left! - Johnny from iPhone
Mutherfuker looks like an imam, I guess. - Steele Lawman
That sentence is a hallucination. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
It was probably pretty hard for Fox to land that "exclusive." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Steve C Team Marina
Report: Wes Welker suspended four games for use of amphetamines | FOX Sports -
Report: Wes Welker suspended four games for use of amphetamines | FOX Sports
"Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended for use of amphetamines, according to a report confirmed by FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. The story, originally reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, says Welker will miss the first four games of the season." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
We'll be fine with Tammie. - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
He needed something to help him hold up that giant oversized helmet. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Automata Trailer Shows Off A Robot Action Movie That Gets Robots Right -
Automata Trailer Shows Off A Robot Action Movie That Gets Robots Right
OMG, Melanie Griffith's face... it's just...I don't even... - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
PSA, kids: just say no to bad plastic surgery. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Victor Ganata
I never thought about this before, but are the space shuttles actually capable of being flown through the air? I always assumed that landing the shuttle was really more of a controlled fall and that spaceships generally don't make good planes nor vice-versa.
I suppose the reason why they flew the shuttle on jumbo jets might simply be because jet fuel is still way cheaper than rocket fuel. - Victor Ganata
I don't think it has any engine to support regular flight. - Eric - Poppa Large
That's what I thought. The space shuttle is the main reason why science fiction that depicts spaceships being able to fly like a plane when in the atmosphere of planet has always had a tendency to break my suspension of disbelief :D - Victor Ganata
No the space shuttle can't fly it's not designed for flight aerodynamically, weight wise, or propulsion systems. It's essentially a cinder block with rockets attached. - Steve C Team Marina
My former brother in law was in aerospace in the USAF and told me when elected officials came by for a tour they would always ask for a shuttle that could take off and land like a plane. Then he'd roll his eyes. - Eric - Poppa Large
Nasa and or darpa have had some "space plane" projects over the years. lots of money with limited success, I think. - Christina Pikas
The Space Shuttle acts as a glider on reentry and absolutely is designed for aerodynamic flight. It generates lift and is controllable. It has a glide ratio of about 4.5 to 1, which compares to 9 to 1 for a Cessna. - Brian Johns
^This. The shuttle is technically a "lifting body" design. So, somewhat more aerodynamic than a brick. But the mythical spaceplane is actually not outside the realm of possibility; it's really a function of having a new engine technology. Like this: - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Going back to your original question, I guess it depends on what you consider "flown through the air". It is flown through the air every time it lands. But if you're talking about horizontal takeoff or powered horizontal flight, then no, it wasn't designed for that. - Brian Johns
Yeah, horizontal takeoff/powered flight. So basically the space shuttle isn't like an X-Wing or a Federation shuttlecraft or a Veritech fighter :) - Victor Ganata
I wonder if the Skylon would be able to fly out to the ISS? It's technically only "a few hundred km above the Earth" - Victor Ganata
Probably not the Skylon itself, because the ISS is in a relatively high orbit so it would require a lot of fuel. But the same technology could probably be applied to a larger air/spacecraft. Assuming it works. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Of course, something like this is going to be the preferred method for getting into low earth orbit... - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Man, if even Elon Musk thinks a space elevator is going be unfeasible for a *long* time…. Of course, he has a vested interest in it *not* becoming viable, but, still…. - Victor Ganata
Mary B: #TeamMonique
RT @missangeladavis: Whole wheat ice cream sandwiches? Who...why...? *throws phone* "@Food52: #MeatlessMonday"
RT @missangeladavis: Whole wheat ice cream sandwiches? Who...why...? *throws phone* "@Food52:  #MeatlessMonday"
I don't know about this, but one of these days, I'm going to try an ice cream panini. - Victor Ganata
With brownies as the bread? I could get behind that in a hurry. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
My hatred of people may be a hindrance to a possible career as a publican.
If you can transform it into grumpy disdain, it might still work. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah it could become a thing think "soup nazi" - WarLord
There was a bar in the Haight famous for its mean and intolerant bartender. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Victor Ganata
Is it weird that there have been a bunch of hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific and none in the Atlantic?
Seriously, the Eastern Pacific is on "L" already while the Atlantic literally has nothing right now - Victor Ganata
Oh, I guess the Atlantic has had Arthur and Bertha so far - Victor Ganata
I guess this is typical of an El Niño year. - Victor Ganata
The Atlantic has been unusually quiet, but a quiet year happens occasionally, and it is typical for the Atlantic to quiet down during El Niño years. - John (bird whisperer)
I wonder if there is any correlation to the unusually cool summer in the eastern half of the U.S. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Brian Johns
I was going to give Stephen Mack a pass on the whole "celebrity deaths come in threes" because I figured Robin Williams was big enough to count for three. But now with Lauren Bacall, I'm not so sure.
Don't mess with me, Johns. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Start a 48 hour clock and we'll see. - Brian Johns
Mack speaks the truth. Always in threes. - Mary Carmen
Does the nascar driver killed over the weekend count as #1? I don't want to hear of another celeb death... - Lola Bean (Penguin)
Ooh - good idea. If we don't have anything better to go with by Thursday night we'll go with him and call it a triad. - Brian Johns
I stand by my previous posts debunking the "celebrity deaths come in threes" superstition. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Does Philip Seymour Hoffman not count? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
oh my god. - Laura Norvig
The fact you can't name the NASCAR killer means he doesn't count. GL to all celebs. - Louis Gray
According to my mom, Ed Nelson from Peyton Place & The Twilight Zone is #3. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
If Thursday night (an arbitrary deadline) comes and goes and nobody else (arbitrarily) famous enough dies then I will consider that scientific proof that the "celebrities die in threes" thing is a myth. I may be willing to join the “Celebrity deaths come in 1.7s” camp based on this very scientific data. - Brian Johns
Followup and Conclusion: After an extensive period of data collection and analysis over the last 4 days, I have changed my mind and joined Stephen's 1.7 bandwagon. Basically, I picked Robin Williams as a test and I haven't seen two other similarly noteworthy celebrities die so I'm going to generalize that experience over the entire realm of possibility and call it a scientific fact. If... more... - Brian Johns
Good analysis, Sparky! - Stephen Mack
This is how science is done, except I should have gotten a grant. - Brian Johns
Jay Adams has passed away. They do come in threes. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Who? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One of the Z-Boys/ Lords of Dogtown. One of the guys who was involved in evolving skateboarding to it's modern style. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
This just in: I do not enjoy training for a marathon. At all.
No, that doesn't sound like fun. Probably involves running? - Eivind from Android
Yes, and for me also not drinking. Or eating. Or staying up late. Or, really, anything I actually like to do. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
But how else will people know the Persians have invaded? - Spidra Webster
The Internet? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Victor Ganata
Spanish priest infected with Ebola dies; WHO OKs experimental drug use - L.A. Times
I wonder if they were able to give him his dose of ZMapp. - Victor Ganata
According to NPR, he did get it, but it wasn't clear how long it was before he died. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Stephen Mack
My favorite movie sequence of all time is this bit from The Fisher King. #saturdayff
My favorite movie sequence of all time is this bit from The Fisher King. #saturdayff
(The Fisher King, 1991, directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Robin Williams, Amanda Plummer and Jeff Bridges. - Stephen Mack
I think I may have posted this before, come to think of it. - Stephen Mack
They had to film that at like 3 am. - Akiva
Shit. RIP, Robin. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I wanted to love this again. - Julian
"I like New York in June..." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
A Student Film Suppressed By Anti-Vaxxers Has Finally Been Released -
A Student Film Suppressed By Anti-Vaxxers Has Finally Been Released
"There is too much information available on the Internet to challenge what was said by the vaccine promoters interviewed for this film." Yes, because the Internet is always right. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Tyson Key
"Home taping never killed music. Greed, and crap fly-by-night artists did"
And AutoTune. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'm in Boston surrounded by British people.
are you going to have a party with them? have you found ichabod crane? - Sir Shuping is just sir
invite them to a tea party down by the harbor. It's the nice thing to do. - ellbeecee
I have discovered I love the word 'rubbish'. Love it! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I've always loved "rubbish bins." They sound like they're for discarding bad ideas and other nonsense :) - Eivind
Has the 'cheeky chappie' turned up yet? - Marina's Godmother :-)
Helen, I was wondering the same thing. ;) Not sure yet. Update: yes he is. And oh my. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Oh my... have fun ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
Random fact: there is no Canadian word for 'bin'. The receptacle and contents are both referred to as 'garbage'. So it's fine to say "I'll put this in the garbage." #extractfromNoBearsinEngland - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Take it up a notch. Go to an Irish bar. Most of them in Boston are filled with actual Irish people. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
You'll definitely meet more cheeky chappies in an Irish bar. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
We've migrated to the campsite in Vermont now. This 'cheeky' guy hasn't so much as glanced at me more than once, so I call bullshit. In other news, seeing rad ladies after five plus years of life is overwhelmingly beautiful. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I'm 15 minutes from Boston and wondering where all these British people are hiding. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Google's New Moonshot Project: the Human Body - WSJ -
Google's New Moonshot Project: the Human Body - WSJ
I can't help it. I read stories like this and all I can think is they're doing it to figure out how to serve targeted drug ads to people. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Oh... no. Coeur d'Alene – Spokane hotels are booked solid for at least 50 miles radius. Amway convention. :(((((((((((((
Yeeesh. - Jennifer Dittrich
We're taking kids to the amusement rides side of Silverwood tomorrow night, and our booking at current hotel ends tomorrow morning. - Micah
I think you should just show up at Scott & Alex's house. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
We may have no other choice. - Micah
*googling ... wipes sweat from brow ... mapping ... googling* - Micah
Oh my garsh, you guys, saved my butt. Serious. - Micah
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Ocala, FL criminalizes sagging pants - Boing Boing -
Ocala, FL criminalizes sagging pants - Boing Boing
On the one hand, this is clearly unconstitutional. On the other hand, wearing pants below your butt crack is criminally idiotic. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Kevin Fox
There's a serious dearth of TVs sized between 32" and 39".
I believe the technical term is "miniature." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
When I was a kid, we got a HUGE new TV with a REMOTE CONTROL. It was TWENTY ONE INCHES! - Steve and 4 other people
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
NFL Sunday Ticket streaming will be available without DirecTV - NFL - Sporting News -
NFL Sunday Ticket streaming will be available without DirecTV - NFL - Sporting News
Now I need to decide whether the Pats are going to be good enough for me to spend $200 to watch about 12 games via Sunday Ticket streaming. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
Man, that long-term care facility across the street from the mortuary is pretty grim. But it's probably efficient.
Underground pneumatic tube? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
On the small town I grew up in, the old folks home was across the street from the funeral home, and they were owned by the same family. - DJF from Android
I think they just wheel them across the street, to be honest. - Victor Ganata
My grandma's nursing home was across the street from a mortuary and around the corner from 2 cemeteries. - Anika
they're gonna roll me like a giant cheese wheel. - Big Joe Silence
the hospital we live near (both our kids were born there) is directly across a major street from the city's largest cemetery. it belongs to a mortuary started by the guy who had our city's first ambulance service. in the mid-70s, i learned to swim in a public pool named after him. - Big Joe Silence
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Masahiro Tanaka of New York Yankees has partially torn UCL - ESPN New York -
Masahiro Tanaka of New York Yankees has partially torn UCL - ESPN New York
The New York Yankees will be without ace right-hander Masahiro Tanaka for at least six weeks due to a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, but for now have dodged the bullet of season-ending Tommy John surgery. ---- BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
The best worst president ever - Notes & Errata by Mark Morford -
The best worst president ever - Notes & Errata by Mark Morford
"I sipped my rosé, took a deep breath, enjoyed the magnificent landscape as one final, predominant thought swam into view: how? How can there be such a radical disconnect between Mr. Newport’s engorged portfolio, his fantastic insurance plan, low mortgage rate and grotesque corporate privilege – most of it born of the past six years – and Obama’s overall policy successes? Does he consider it all just a fluke? Dumb luck? Is he drunk on Limbaugh and Fox News, unable to see actual facts?" - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Stephen Francoeur
What airline will you no longer fly and why?
TWA - Blake
Oh, we're going to go that way? OK, then I say Braniff. - Stephen Francoeur
Interflug. - Uli
B.O.A.C. - Uli
I refused to fly Northwest after they stranded me in Minneapolis one time. They got absorbed by Delta though - Hedgehog from Android
TACA (AKA Take A Chance Airlines, now known as Avianca El Salvador ) - ellbeecee
I miss Ozark, myself. - laura x
United. Because of routes. - Julian
Ryanair. True cattle car. - Spidra Webster
Frontier, because their fee structure fills me with resentment. - Meg VMeg
Spirit Airways, because the flight I took with them filled me with much rage for their poor method of handling things and their flight attendants/pilots violating faa rules - Sir Shuping is just sir
Air New Zealand because they advertise using Māori and Māori symbolism and then won't hire cabin staff who wear moko because they think it'll scare the poor widdle tourists. Then they compounded my despite with incredibly sexist inflight safety videos and refused to listen to passengers' complaints of increased sexual harrassment from fellow passengers. So I'll stick with budget Jetstar. - Deborah Fitchett
I try to avoid American. - J. Marie B
Grace L Ferguson (and Storm Door) Company .... I'm not helping, am I? - Shannon - GlassMistress
i hate American Airlines, but they seem to be the only show in town for some destinations in SE Asia. - Big Joe Silence
I avoid United as much as possible. They've screwed me over with cancellations twice at least. - Andrew C (✔)
Clearly I don't travel enough. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
American and United. Their fees and general bullshit sent me running to Virgin, JetBlue, Alaska, and Southwest years ago. - Hookuh Tinypants
Delta. Always late. Always an old plane. Always a grumpy staff. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
American Airlines. Worst customer service ever and ridiculous fares. - Jenny H. from Android
I generally don't care; I go with whatever's cheapest through Expedia. I do try to avoid any airline that doesn't do assigned seating, though. Cattle calls can SaF. - Akiva
Jetstar. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I don't avoid airlines; I avoid airports. I don't connect via the NYC metro area. Ever. - Jenica from iPhone
True, Jenica. I hate Logan in Boston (kind of an irrational hate based on being stuck there for 8 hours in 1992 on my birthday trying to get back to school for fall semester), but I'll connect there if I must to avoid connecting in NYC. - ellbeecee
We have the United hub so they are hard to ignore. I try to avoid airlines like Spirit that charge you extra for just sitting down. - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
Slim pickin's flying out of my small town, so we take what we can get. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Allegiant, the Greyhound of the skies. - Laura Krier
United, mostly because they price themselves out of consideration any time I am looking. American was on my shitlist for leaving me behind at DFW years ago, but they've been pretty reliable, and are often my only reasonable choice for flying through DFW. Delta has inconsistencies, but are often the best deal out of my mid-sized airport, though I hate flying through ATL all the time.... more... - Holly's favorite Anna
Spirit Airlines, an abomination - maʀtha
This whole thread fascinates me. I've never really thought about airlines and why one would or wouldn't choose them, other than price and schedule. - laura x
I am also an airport avoider. Will go well out of my way to avoid Chicago O'Hare and Toronto unless I really have no other choice. - Marianne
Spirit is totally a "you get what you pay for" thing. - kendrak
Here in London Ontario, all my flights connect through either Toronto or Chicago. I'm basically screwed. - DJF from Android
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