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Flying is Fun!
07-09-08, 11:08 pm
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 USAirways is discontinuing in-flight movies because not enough people are paying five dollars to rent their headphones.   I recently flew USAirways with several exchange students.  The movie kept them from being bored and annoying each other and other passengers.  On the other hand, when we returned from Las Vegas last year, the moving was “Love Story.”  Honest.  It was released in 1970-I’ll save you from looking it up.

Our tickets were purchased before the $15.00 to check the first bag policy went into effect.   I wonder how many people will try to take heavy carryons with them, and get to gate-check for free?  I’ve played that game successfully.    Water and soft drinks were still free, but soft drinks will soon be two dollars.  Think they’ll charge for water?  For two dollars, will they give you the entire can, or just a glassful?

On our trip, the gate agents announced that meals were available for sale aboard the plane for coach passengers, but they didn’t have enough for everyone.  They urged us to buy food in the airport before boarding.   I didn’t see anyone buy a meal on-board.  I think for seven dollars, they offered a sandwich or Caesar salad, and for five dollars, cheese, crackers, and fruit.  The students weren’t paying attention to the announcements, so I told them to go forage for food.  They were surprised to learn USAirways wasn’t going to feed them a meal on such a long flight.   The kids were not counting on spending money for food on the first and final days of the trip.   With transfers, we travelled about 9 hours each way.

I bet the pillows and blankets will be next.  You know those are cleaned as often as hotel room bedspreads.  As long as the toilets are free, I’m good.   I’d like a seat and a seatbelt, too.

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I’ll take a lot of discomfort as long as I can afford to continue to fly. The pay-off at the end of the journey is so worth it.

Comment by onelifelog

You’re so right! I tend to whine a helluva lot.

Comment by Wry

Ticket cost in the future will be just that – the ticket – you’ll pay more for the luggage, the water, the movie, AND the seat and seatbelt! Bring dollar bills – you’ll need them to put into the little slot to enter the bathroom.

Comment by BT in SA




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