Fuel is high, tickets are cheap, and airlines are disappearing left and right. It was only a matter of time, though, was it not? I mean what else can you think of that now costs less, besides airline tickets, than it did 50 years ago? Nothing. Not one thing. Which is why Aloha, Skybus, and ATA all went out of business last week. Champion is scheduled NOT to takeoff after May 31st. And with Midwest, Alaska, and American cancelling hundreds (or is it thousands) of flights this week, who knows what’s going to happen in the future. Forget about pillows and blankets and food, these days you’re lucky if you actually leave the terminal. It’s bad out there, real bad, and that’s for passengers AND crew members alike. Face it, flying ain’t what it used to be, and I’m sure it will only get worse. Take a look at the following video. This could very well be what you experience on your next flight. Happy travels!
I love when passengers send me things, so thanks, Geno, for the hilarious video!
Heather, the video is hilarious–and sad. That’s because it doesn’t feel much different than the real thing. The only odd thing with the video is that passengers aren’t crammed in every available seat. I’ve yet to fly on a plane with empty seats in coach. They can keep the peanuts and yucky water. Just give me a little leg room.
I have a flight next month on AA to Chicago. Wish me luck! One of these days I expect to be strapped to the wing instead of given a seat.