:laff:There’s no denying that airlines are creating an effective system designed for the sole purpose of removing money from your wallet.
We need "Premium" customers, not "Regular" customers. Hopefully high fuel costs will allow the airlines to seek the customers they desire - with perhaps the ability to offer services that'll recognize the "Premium" customers.Air transportation is premium transportation.
"Premium" costs more than "regular".
OMG, there's not enough :yeahthat: 's to say how I feel!:banghead:
Yeah - you'll get a ride . . . straight off of the airplane.
I don't have any patience for dick-head passengers, especially the self-righteous kind. You want service? With a smile? Chill the #### out.
You want to be an idiot and an #######. . .you can take your over sized carry-on and walk your happy ass right back out the door you came in. Peace.
Until we rid ourselves of the passengers who think they deserve a gold platter and first class service for the same price as a greyhound ticket, we won't rid ourselves of these issues that will continue.
As said by a member on another forum:
We need "Premium" customers, not "Regular" customers. Hopefully high fuel costs will allow the airlines to seek the customers they desire.
I almost spit my gatorade everywhere :rotfl:On my commute home today there was this fat trailer park lady sitting one row behind me. As we arrived at the gate she gets on her Wal-Mart prepaid cell phone and proceeds to call her fellow trailer park buddy whom was apparently traveling on another airline. So there I and everyone else within 20 rows were, listening to her conversation with her idiot friend. Apparently her idiot friend’s flight was 3 hours late. Mrs. Loudmouth sitting behind from me advises her friend this is crap and she should write letters and try to get her money back. I was fighting with everything I had not to turn around and slap her until she was unconscious.
This moron must have confused her friend’s airline with Dominos pizza. I never did hear her say why her friend’s plane was late. If she was anywhere near the New York area Sunday I have a pretty good idea why.
I am so sick of listening to a$5 bags complain about being 30 minutes late or even an hour or two. I swear these people think the airlines conspire against them to make their lives miserable. If you are going somewhere so important that you can't afford to be a few minutes late, then perhaps you should leave sooner, or take the bus.
I wanna fly cargo.
I doubt the $15-$25 first bag fee really improves service for anyone, does it? I mean, it only encourages more people to cram more crap into their carry on bags and use more space in the overhead bins. Just because you charge more doesn't mean you make more if that's all you do....that whole supply and demand thing. With that said, you have to cover your costs to survive, and that means cutting capacity (supply) so that only the business travellers (and liesure travellers willing to pay those kind of fares) will be able to afford an airline ticket. In other words, make it so that if you're on a U or T fare, there won't be a seat on the plane for you because it's been taken by someone on a Y or B fare. Once that's done, treat the customer right by not charging all these extra 'nickel and dime' fees and actually trying to earn and retain his business through a quality product and customer service. Sorry that average Joe Vacationer will no longer be able to afford a ticket, but when the revenue from your seat fails to cover the cost of moving your bum from A to B, then your seat need needs to be eliminated. That's just the reality of the increased costs of doing business, and more carriers will go bankrupt until they figure this out (and thus naturally capacity will be cut to appropriate levels and the market will have corrected itself).Can't you argue that these extra fees will ultimately provide the traveler with better service? These fees are all about more cash on hand to the company instead of in the hands of creditors. More cash on hand provides more opportunity for reinvestment, training, and growth.
I almost spit my gatorade everywhere :rotfl:
My dad just last week came and visited me in Indiana from Florida. He bought the ticlet 3 days before his flight on a legacy carrier. Guess how much he paid in these "troubled times"..... $206 round-trip, taxes and fees included. Thats $103 each way after taxes people. The GREYHOUND.... let me repeat that..... THE GREYHOUND was going to be something like $75 more expensive had he bought it at the same time. I looked it up to prove a point to him and my mom about dirt cheap airfare. But, lets pass on the cost to the employees by doubling the cost of a buddy pass shall we....