The Monday Rant: Air Wars, Part II
Let me see if I've got this straight. Airport security lines are longer than ever, flights are more expensive than ever, planes are more crowded than ever and more often delayed than ever. Meanwhile, a second checked bag costs more, food costs more, legroom costs more. And best of all, after you reluctantly agree to pay premium rates for all the myriad things you used to get for nothing -- they ground the plane anyway.
Yes, it's all too easy to rant about air travel at the moment, but that's not why we're here today. Today is about exacting retribution. Today is about what more the airlines need to do, what extra hoops they need to jump through if they're ever going to convince us to embrace the friendly skies again.
We're not alone. "Unrelated Question" is with us. That's the avatar of a reader who recently posted the following statement to our blog:
Should we expect a fare sale from American after all this mess is said and done? Yeah, they are losing money hand over fist with the canceled flights, but they are also losing customers. Think they will try to woo them back with a nice sale?
Don't hold your breath, UQ. In fact, all signs are pointing to increased airfares in the weeks and months ahead. What to do? You can rant, that's what. You can use this forum as a kind of primal scream therapy, demanding something from these robber barons of the air and venting about everything they've put you and your wallet through. Who knows? Maybe someone, somewhere -- some airline executive maybe? -- will hear your plea. Failing that, at least you'll find company in your misery.
By Scott Vogel |
April 14, 2008; 6:45 AM ET
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