The Dutch Cyclist Who Changed Out Of Both Malaysian Crash Flights Saying "You Should Try Not To Worry Because You Won't Get Anywhere" Makes Him Such An Asshole




(Source) A Dutch man skirted death on both recent doomed Malaysia Airlines flights after booking tickets on MH17 and MH370 but changing plans at the last minute.Maarten De Jonge, 29, a cyclist who rides with Malaysia’s Terengganu Cycling Team, switched from MH370 in March to avoid a lengthy stopover and switched from MH17 last week to take a later flight and save money.

“It’s inconceivable,” he told Dutch public broadcaster RTV Oost. “I am very sorry for the passengers and their families, yet I am very pleased I’m unharmed.” In a statement on his website, he said he was “overwhelmed” by the international responses to his fortune in narrowly avoiding death but said the focus should be on the victims and their families. “How happy I am for myself and my family that I was on this flight and did not take it the last moment; my story is ultimately nothing compared to the misery in which so many people are dead,” he said.

“Attention should be paid to the victims and survivors. Wishing everyone affected by this disaster a lot of strength.” De Jonge said his ordeal would not deter him from flying on Malaysia Airlines and he plans to go ahead with a flight on the airline to Malaysia via Frankfurt. “I have been lucky twice,” he said. “You should try not to worry too much because then you won’t get anywhere… I could have taken that one [MH17] just as easily.” The attack on MH17 in airspace above Ukraine came less than five months after the disappearance of MH370 and has led to a series of people whose lives were caught up in both flights.



I know this was blogged but I needed to make this point. That quote. This one.


“You should try not to worry too much because then you won’t get anywhere… I could have taken that one [MH17] just as easily.”


Is absolutely outrageous. Spoken like a man that just somehow missed two separate airplane crashes. Like a rich person saying money isn’t everything. Or a hot chick saying how much of a burden it is to be hot. Fuck off Maarteen De Jonge. Of course you don’t have to worry about these type of things. You have an actual angel looking out for you. The rest of us regular people aren’t as lucky as you are. So yeah, nice to say don’t worry after you cheated death not once but twice. Way to really stick it to the world. Oh this little thing I do where I narrowly miss burning alive in a plane crash? Oh it’s totally nothing you guys, don’t worry, be happy.





Also the key point here is not whether he can’t go outside or not, it’s what he does with all of his flights going forward. He has to change every single one of them right? Can never take his original flight again. It’s Costanza going against all of his intuitions, Maarten has to book his flight as if he was going to take it and then change it last minute. Only solution to staying alive.