11 Responses

  1. Stuart Falk
    Stuart Falk at |

    Having worked for the New York Times for 10 years, I had the same reaction when I first read this story and do not think it is up to the NYT’s usual high standards.

  2. HansGolden
    HansGolden at |

    @Stuart: Being one of those evil conservatives, I think this is perfectly in line with NYT’s usual low standards. 😀

  3. theblakefish
    theblakefish at |

    The America-hating lines in the article were completely unnecessary…

  4. Copa
    Copa at |

    The NYT editor thought it was a rant about hating America, so it got published. Pravda has more credibility these days.

  5. Gary
    Gary at |

    There was that United flight from Shanghai about 10 weeks ago that took 3 days… One flight on American hardly is generalizable to the overall operation.

  6. Tech Trainer
    Tech Trainer at |

    Gary Shteyngart is a brilliant writer. “Super Sad True Love Story” is one of my favorite novels of the past few years. I don’t consider him an authority on travel, and I’m sure he’d agree with that assessment.

  7. Mike Reed
    Mike Reed at |

    It’s too bad that he’s right about America but not American. Watch the opening monologue from the first episode of The Newsroom and tell me you don’t agree… especially with the “but we could be” part.

  8. Kerwin
    Kerwin at |

    All of a sudden, everyone knows how to run an airline.

  9. Brian
    Brian at |

    I found it amusing,nothing more. The line:

    An apocalyptic scenario: an employee of the world’s worst airline assigned to the world’s worst border crossing at the world’s worst airport.

    At least he got two out of three right

  10. A. S.
    A. S. at |

    I just read it and actually thought it was quite entertaining. Like you said, it’s in the Opinion section, so it’s not meant to be serious or accurate, just opinionated, which it certainly was!

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