A passenger's bag slides into a United Airlines test compartment with ease, but the employee pulls it out, then sets it down on the test compartment at an angle to prevent it from going in. He shrugs and says "Rules are rules." Why is this staffer purposely stressing out a passenger? Years ago United staff had a reputation for treating their customers with snide contempt. In more recent times they seemed to be on a path of rehabilitation, but institutional sociopathy has crept back.
United Airlines reportedly ignored internal policies and allowed an unaccompanied minor to travel internationally alone. After charging the mother an unforeseen $150, to ensure the child arrived safely, a night of panic ensued as United placed the teenager on the wrong flight to the wrong country. Business Insider: A United representative told Business Insider that […]
[UPDATE 6/27/2017 4:42pm PT: A representative on behalf of United Airlines emailed Boing Boing with a statement: “This should never have happened. We are profoundly sorry to our customer and her child for the experience they endured. We are actively looking into what happened to prevent this from occurring again. The pilot returned to the […]
This is such a bizarre video that just surfaced on YouTube of a United Airlines employee at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston pushing a 71-year-old man to the ground, and then walking away. The man, passenger Ronald Tigner, was left motionless on the ground as people walked past him. Tigner, a Houston lawyer, had […]
With the rising temperatures on tap this summer, the climate is going to be a frequent topic of conversation, and those conversations won’t be happy ones. Luckily, there’s a way to do a little climate change of your own – in a safe and sustainable way. When it comes to personal air conditioners, EvaPolar is […]
Whether you’re using them for next-level selfies or steady tracking shots, gimbals are a must for anyone who wants to maximize the potential of these powerful smartphone cameras we’re all carrying around. But those smartphones are also supposed to be portable, and let’s face it: Gimbals tend to offset that advantage. Weighing in at just […]
It’s too hot for yard sales, but hey: The internet is here for you. Here are the top ten deals on some of the Boing Boing Store’s best gear, just in time for summer. It’s everything from grills to security cameras to MacBook Pros, and they might be as low as they’re ever going to […]