Comcast - No complaints! [was: Re: Craptastic Service!

Brandon Galbraith brandon.galbraith at
Sun Feb 22 20:05:15 UTC 2009

Notice you said voucher and not cash, which I'd consider the same as a
network provider providing a credit and not cash.


On 2/22/09, JC Dill <jcdill.lists at> wrote:
> Jim Popovitch wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 13:26, JC Dill <jcdill.lists at> wrote:
>>> Many businesses could make out like a bandit if they don't have to
>>> pay a penalty when they don't perform, but just give you your money back.
>> I'm curious, when traveling by car or by plane, do you often demand
>> imposition of penalties for travel latency?
> Airlines pay "penalties" when they bump passengers even if you get there
> eventually - just later than you expected.
> When I am bumped because the plane is overbooked, they don't just put me
> on the next flight they also compensate me for not putting me on the
> flight I had a reservation for.  When I traveled from SFO to San Diego
> for Thanksgiving 2 years ago I was bumped both ways.  I was compensated
> each time with a guaranteed seat on the next flight, a meal voucher, and
> a ticket voucher that I used to fly to the east coast last fall, and
> will be flying to the east coast again this fall on the second voucher.
> When traveling by car I have far more control over the proposed route,
> time-of-day for travel, planned or spontaneous stops, etc.  In exchange
> for this control I am also responsible for the outcome of my own travel
> plans.
> jc

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