Where would you fall, if you were one of the passengers on this plane. Try to answer honestly. Think about it a little bit. How would you react when the mail came, and there was $5,000 in it, among other things. Would you be satisfied, or feel that you deserve more? Obviously people should be reimbursed for whatever belongings they lost. Some of the stuff was probably very important, and even irreplacable. Having survived such an incident though, would you even care about whatever material belongings you lost. Would you sue, in order to take advantage of an opportunity to fatten your bank account a little bit. Would you feel the airline was liable for your "pain & suffering", or would you be grateful that they had a crew that saved your life. In reading this article, I wondered what I would do, and I think I'd be elated to be alive, first and foremost. Considering I was on a US Airways Airbus A320 out of Logan, connecting to Charolette, the day before this flight took a dip into the Hudson, I can say that with sincerity. I don't think cashing in would have ever even crossed my mind. I stopped to think about what I brought with me to Florida when this happened, and I think it'd be about as important as the lint in my pocket, were I to survive a crash landing into a river, like these people did. So one guy says he would "like to be made whole again". Does he not realize he is whole, and not hamburger, cuz of a competant crew and pilot that saved his life? US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough? Enlarge By Eric Thayer, Reuters Rescuers search the Hudson River on Jan. 15. No lives were lost. "But passengers lost luggage, briefcases, cellphones, BlackBerrys and business documents, and went through a terrific ordeal," a safety advocate says. By Gary Stoller, USA TODAY Many US Airways (LCC) passengers who endured a crash landing in the Hudson River 12 days ago say they appreciate the $5,000 that the airline has offered — but some say it's not enough. Joe Hart, a salesman from Charlotte who suffered a bloody nose and bruises, says he "would like to be made whole for the incident." It's too soon after the accident to determine what emotional distress he has suffered, he says. ............. After the crash, US Airways sent passengers a letter of apology, a $5,000 check to assist "with immediate needs" and reimbursement for the ticket. US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough? - USATODAY.com Gotta love this guy.