2019 Jul 18, 9:15am
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Before you could jump on a crowded plane and fly from SF to Boston in 5 hours it would take you 5 days on a train. Before that it was 5 months in a covered wagon, if cholera or the Apaches didn't get you.It could be a lot worse.
Also, if you can't stand in front of your seat even parallel to the seat - so you're facing it or away from it, and no matter how pressed against the chair your legs might be, it's really a safety (and health) issue. Evacuation under any emergency situation - including just abandoning a plane with a fire on the tarmac, not just a crash landing - will be extremely dangerous.
As my co-worker said, "I can sit anywhere for an hour or so".Problem is, the Airlines are now using regional jets for international. So you end up on a tiny domestic seat for 8 hours, not just 2. All the airlines on a route are doing the same thing, so there's no paying $30-$50 more.Also, if you can't stand in front of your seat even parallel to the seat - so you're facing it or away from it, and no matter how pressed against the chair your legs might be, it's really a safety (and health) issue. Evacuation under any emergency situation - including just abandoning a plane with a fire on the tarmac, not just a crash landing - will be extremely dangerous.Every plane I've taken in the past few years you can't even walk sideways through the seats without contorting yourself. And I'm 5'10" and I hit the luggage rack and have to bend down 4-5" just to navigate through the seats. Again, very dangerous in any kind of emergency.Again, Airlines have been baile...
If you can't afford first class, DIE, FLYPEASANT, FUCKING DIE!
I just took a trip on Spirit Airlines. It was about 3.2 hours long, but fairly uncomfortable due to the seats. Not only were they very close together in front and sides, but the back of the chair was about half an inch thick, basically a sheet of 1/4” steel with a thin pad over it. The seats weren’t much better for cushioning, and my knees barely fit. The seats didn’t recline at all, which may have been good because the guy in front of me was already too close without having his head in my lap. No drink service except for what you wanted to buy at exorbitant rates, yes including water. No water was available for free unless you’d care to try drinking from the bathroom sink. Not sure if that’s potable though. The tray table was about three inches square... not sure what you could rest on that. Then the flight was delayed for three hours due to maintenance issues. Add a couple small children and it was truly a hellish experience. Never again. I’ll pay more next time.
I just took a trip on Spirit Airlines. I
Regional jets for international? How can you carry enough fuel?
And they nickel and dime you. My wife joked that we had to pay another $50 if we wanted a pressurized cabin.
Oh, and there's a Fly America tax break for corporations, ANOTHER subsidy for the Socialist Airlines.
One of the few perks of living in IL.
LOL. Enjoy flying while you can, even if it's in the back of the plane with the poor people.
No one needs transportation, there is nothing to see in IL. ;-)
Other countries are astonished enough that "poor" in America have cars.
HeadSet saysOther countries are astonished enough that "poor" in America have cars.And that they are so fat.