Tag: airlines

You CAN return from hell

I did. Hell was air travel. A simple trip to and from Florida. The airlines probably figure it’s routine trip, but routine for passengers these days is something entirely different: confusion, aggravation and a bed of thorns. We had flown a month before but this next time, things had changed. Again. And again.. First, we made... Read more »

Charge for airplane carry-on bags; let checked bags fly free

What is more annoying than having to wait behind oafish airline passengers trying to stuff their bulging carry-on bags into the overhead bins? For me, it’s a scene from hell. If I’m to be punished in Hades, I’ll be stuck in an eternal cycle of sluggish boarding and deplaning. Boarding, I’d be trapped in the... Read more »

Are they insane?

Visitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center try out the new SkyRider seats, which put passengers in a semi-standing position, with as little as 23 inches between rows. (Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times / September 13, 2009) In a never-ending effort to muscle more money out of the traveling public,... Read more »

Is Chicago giving up on O'Hare Airport's promised western terminal?

A graphic of O’Hare’s promised western terminal. Going, going, gone? Could be; the hints are flying. When Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley dropped his cockamamie idea to build an airport in Lake Calumet and came up with an even goofier idea to expand O’Hare Airport, he made a lot of promises, many of which have... Read more »

United board OKs merger with Continental--Source

Reuters is reporting that the approval came Sunday and the Continental board will meet on Monday to consider the deal. It will create the world’s largest airline, to be headquartered in Chicago.

Yes, charge for carry-on bags

Does she really think that she can get this into an overhead bin? Five major airlines have chickened out and decided not to charge for carryon bags, as a small Florida air carrier, Spirit Airlines, will begin doing.  Spirit’s decision to charge passengers $45 for each bag they try to cram into the overhead compartment... Read more »
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