Instead of thanking God and Captain Sully that they're alive, a bunch of Flight 1549 passengers are bitching that they want free first-class upgrades for life in addition to the very nice $5,000 compensation, year of free upgrades, etc. that the airline has already bestowed upon them.
They survived the first successful ditching of a commercial jet in 45 farking years! And that isn't freaking good enough for them. They want somebody to wipe their asses with gold leaf.
Captain Sully made me proud to be an American. These people are an embarrassment. Gimme, gimme, gimme. No wonder people think we're assholes.
HT to my daughter for suggesting the Eagles' song. "You say you haven't been the same since you had your little crash but you might feel better if we gave you some cash."
PS. I can't blame anybody who found the entire experience traumatic. I'm sure it was terrifying. Especially since there was no way they could have realized that they'd all survive. But they DID. Which they never would have, had the airline not been so supportive of Sullenberger in his endeavors to become the best pilot he could be, and in his efforts to improve aviation safety.
Yeah, many of the passengers will likely have PTSD symptoms. They might be afraid of flying, have nightmares or flashbacks, have the jitters, be jumpy. But they're alive. And they're forgetting who they owe that to.