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2013-09-30 03:02:24 PM

JuggleGeek: I got a kick out of "renting Apple iPads preloaded with movies".  Not because it's a bad idea, but because the airlines keep pretending that if you use your phone or a tablet computer you are going to cause the plane to explode or some nonsense.


When was the last time you have flown? For a while now you have been able to use electronic devices once the plane hits 10k feet, usually a few minutes after takeoff up until about 10 minutes before landing.

You are SUPPOSED to put it in airplane mode, but nobody is really checking up on you. Sure if you busted out your phone and started trying to make calls you would get hassled by a stewardess, but that is about it.

Hell, most flights I have been on this year offer wifi, at a pretty fair price.
 
2013-09-30 03:04:11 PM

95629: JuggleGeek: I got a kick out of "renting Apple iPads preloaded with movies".  Not because it's a bad idea, but because the airlines keep pretending that if you use your phone or a tablet computer you are going to cause the plane to explode or some nonsense.

The airlines don't have any choice.  Its a Federal Aviation Regulation... a federal law... that they have to comply with.  They are legally forced to make you turn that thing off and put it away or they face fines.  They individual flight attendants face discipline if they don't make you do it.

It has nothing to do with what the airlines thing is necessary or how reasonable it is.  Its solely that its a law they have to follow, whether they like it or not.  They don't have a choice.

Want to be able to use your ipad?  Get the law changed.  Its the government causing this problem, not the airlines.



Looks like it will be happening soon. (Or not) http://bigstory.ap.org/article/panel-backs-easing-electronic-device-u s e-planes
 
2013-09-30 03:04:56 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: fireclown: Agent Smiths Laugh: Meanwhile:

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you can opt to pay the same price as an airline ticket and arrive ten hours later.

And avoid as much TSA debasement and get better accommodations.

I'm in no hurry.


Again, someone who clearly never flies. If you aren't an idiot and are capable of emptying your pockets and taking off your belt and tossing them into your carry on while waiting on line, and then removing and putting your shoes back on without it taking you half an hour, you will have no issues with the TSA. I feel bad for THEM having to spend all day watching people freeze up and get flustered when they have to untie their farking shoes.
 
2013-09-30 03:07:14 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Trocadero: They charge extra for Emergency Exit rows now.

Not yet on Air Canada or WestJet, the two airlines that I fly most.  Hope their execs aren't reading fark today.



I flew Air Canada once (IAH to YYC). It was the best flight I've ever been on. Even better than the 2nd best - mid '80s Southwest. Nice airplanes. Plenty of room. Extremely nice stewards. Just an all around excellent experience.

It made the United flight back from Edmonton to Denver that much more unbearable.

The best I've heard of is Air Singapore. I'd love to fly them one day from the stories I've heard.
 
2013-09-30 03:08:37 PM
Fark em, I'll just be rude right back.
 
2013-09-30 03:08:52 PM

MadMattressMack: The best I've heard of is Air Singapore. I'd love to fly them one day from the stories I've heard.


I've heard the same thing.
 
2013-09-30 03:09:12 PM

kpaxoid: See my previous post.  On Westjet, exit row seats are more expensive


Intersting. Did not know that.  As I read your post I went back over my last several flights in my head.  Air Canada, Air Canada, Alaska, Air Canada, United....

I think the last time I flew WestJet was Passover last year.  Not by any design.  It's just worked out that way with prices and schedules, I guess.
 
2013-09-30 03:09:27 PM

LineNoise: I always get the suspicion that the people who complain the most about this stuff are the same people who get on a flight wearing flip flops, sweat pants, and a Nascar tshirt.


You look down upon people who want to be comfortable when they fly?  Do you scowl at them as you lift the tea to your lips, pinky held high?
 
2013-09-30 03:09:58 PM

kpaxoid: See my previous post.  On Westjet, exit row seats are more expensive.  Or they were a few days ago.


usually the upgrade charge to the economy+ or exit row seats is pretty fair. On United Its usually around 50 bucks for a flight from NYC-Chicago, and a little under $100 for NYC-CA. If you have status with the airline (fly round trip cross country or the equivalent 5 times a year or so), they are free if any are unsold. Have a slightly higher status and they are free at time of booking. They are also cheaply upgraded to using miles. Open an airline credit card, and the signup bonus alone will be enough for you to upgrade to those seats probably 10 times.

The point of it is this: if you are someone who only flies a couple of times a year, none of what they charge for now is going to make you not fly them, you are just going off whatever comes up cheapest on orbitz. If you are someone who flies frequently, there are several ways for you to avoid most of these charges, that come at a benefit to you.
 
2013-09-30 03:11:04 PM

LineNoise: Agent Smiths Laugh: fireclown: Agent Smiths Laugh: Meanwhile:

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you can opt to pay the same price as an airline ticket and arrive ten hours later.

And avoid as much TSA debasement and get better accommodations.

I'm in no hurry.

Again, someone who clearly never flies. If you aren't an idiot and are capable of emptying your pockets and taking off your belt and tossing them into your carry on while waiting on line, and then removing and putting your shoes back on without it taking you half an hour, you will have no issues with the TSA. I feel bad for THEM having to spend all day watching people freeze up and get flustered when they have to untie their farking shoes.


You're partially correct. I stopped flying about a year before 9/11, before the TSA existed.

Having seen multitudinous reports of their abuses and excesses, it's a decision I've not yet regretted.

And seriously, given the sheer volume of reports of theft and assorted abuses committed by the TSA, you're going to go with blaming the public?

/besides, trains are cool
 
2013-09-30 03:11:27 PM

vrax: LineNoise: I always get the suspicion that the people who complain the most about this stuff are the same people who get on a flight wearing flip flops, sweat pants, and a Nascar tshirt.

You look down upon people who want to be comfortable when they fly?  Do you scowl at them as you lift the tea to your lips, pinky held high?


What about airline travel makes people think they can look like an absolute slob when they do it. Is that 3 hour flight to St Louis really such a burden on you that you need to dress like you were going to bed or the gym to get on it?

You looking like a slob just cheapens the experience for everyone else on the plane. Then everyone acts all shocked when the airlines follow suit.
 
2013-09-30 03:12:35 PM

ikanreed: dead: FSM, I so hate the airlines.

http://www.beapilot.com

FSM is such a unwieldy thing to say.  I'd suggest "Holy meatballs".


Yes, if you're a hipster, please go right ahead.
 
2013-09-30 03:12:49 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: fireclown: Agent Smiths Laugh: Meanwhile:

[media.northjersey.com image 850x566]

you can opt to pay the same price as an airline ticket and arrive ten hours later.

And avoid as much TSA debasement and get better accommodations.

I'm in no hurry.


Over short distances, trains aren't too bad.  I recently took one from Pittsburgh to DC.  But there was only one per day and it still took about seven hours (Amtrack, the Capital Limited).  If I would have been going to the west coast, the trip would have been measured in DAYS, and I would likely have had to score a motel if I were changing trains.

And while I'm on the subject of Amtrack, would it kill them to provide wifi?  Along the PA corridor there is no phone signal at all.  And if they could arrange for roll-off luggage on the Capital Limited (essentially a rack that allows you to take your bike off the train at any stop instead of having to pack it in a bike box and wait for the few stops that let you get your checked luggage), it would be really helpful for people riding the Great Allegheney Passage.
 
2013-09-30 03:14:00 PM

LineNoise: vrax: LineNoise: I always get the suspicion that the people who complain the most about this stuff are the same people who get on a flight wearing flip flops, sweat pants, and a Nascar tshirt.

You look down upon people who want to be comfortable when they fly?  Do you scowl at them as you lift the tea to your lips, pinky held high?

What about airline travel makes people think they can look like an absolute slob when they do it. Is that 3 hour flight to St Louis really such a burden on you that you need to dress like you were going to bed or the gym to get on it?

You looking like a slob just cheapens the experience for everyone else on the plane. Then everyone acts all shocked when the airlines follow suit.


Don't you have a gym to get to?

www.mbird.com
 
2013-09-30 03:14:46 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: You're partially correct. I stopped flying about a year before 9/11, before the TSA existed.

Having seen multitudinous reports of their abuses and excesses, it's a decision I've not yet regretted.

And seriously, given the sheer volume of reports of theft and assorted abuses committed by the TSA, you're going to go with blaming the public?


I fly on average at least once a week. I have never had a problem with the TSA. Sure, occasionally i'll open my suitcase to find a note saying they took a peak in it, about 1 in 5 times someone might need to pat down a shoulder or leg or something that showed up goofy on a scanner, and maybe 1 in 20 I might get my shoes swabbed or something, but that is it. I don't find any of it to be some gross violation of my privacy that forces me to go into the fetal position in my hotel shower when i get to where I'm headed.

Its just some folks doing their job. Is most of it theater, of course. But what are they supposed to do? Go back to the good old days of 70s style skyjackings every other week?
 
2013-09-30 03:16:37 PM

LineNoise: vrax: LineNoise: I always get the suspicion that the people who complain the most about this stuff are the same people who get on a flight wearing flip flops, sweat pants, and a Nascar tshirt.

You look down upon people who want to be comfortable when they fly?  Do you scowl at them as you lift the tea to your lips, pinky held high?

What about airline travel makes people think they can look like an absolute slob when they do it. Is that 3 hour flight to St Louis really such a burden on you that you need to dress like you were going to bed or the gym to get on it?

You looking like a slob just cheapens the experience for everyone else on the plane. Then everyone acts all shocked when the airlines follow suit.


Yes, sweats, sandals and t-shirts = slob.  That you are from NY couldn't be more obvious.  I find it hilarious that you complain about people and their shoes and then biatch about people wearing flip-flops on a flight.  There is no winning with you.  You should probably wear blinders when you are out in public.  I just spent the entire weekend in Long Beach.  That place would make you cry in a corner.
 
2013-09-30 03:17:15 PM

fireclown: Agent Smiths Laugh: fireclown: Agent Smiths Laugh: Meanwhile:

[media.northjersey.com image 850x566]

you can opt to pay the same price as an airline ticket and arrive ten hours later.

And avoid as much TSA debasement and get better accommodations.

I'm in no hurry.

Over short distances, trains aren't too bad.  I recently took one from Pittsburgh to DC.  But there was only one per day and it still took about seven hours (Amtrack, the Capital Limited).  If I would have been going to the west coast, the trip would have been measured in DAYS, and I would likely have had to score a motel if I were changing trains.

And while I'm on the subject of Amtrack, would it kill them to provide wifi?  Along the PA corridor there is no phone signal at all.  And if they could arrange for roll-off luggage on the Capital Limited (essentially a rack that allows you to take your bike off the train at any stop instead of having to pack it in a bike box and wait for the few stops that let you get your checked luggage), it would be really helpful for people riding the Great Allegheney Passage.


http://www.amtrak.com/journey-with-wi-fi-train-station

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?SnippetName=IBLegacy&pag en ame=am/AM_Snippet_C/SnippetWrapper&ibsref=wifiAvailable

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/05/amtraks-wifi-upgrade -a llows-more-people-complain-about-amtrak-wifi/65340/

It's a work in progress.
 
2013-09-30 03:19:31 PM

LineNoise: Agent Smiths Laugh: You're partially correct. I stopped flying about a year before 9/11, before the TSA existed.

Having seen multitudinous reports of their abuses and excesses, it's a decision I've not yet regretted.

And seriously, given the sheer volume of reports of theft and assorted abuses committed by the TSA, you're going to go with blaming the public?

I fly on average at least once a week. I have never had a problem with the TSA. Sure, occasionally i'll open my suitcase to find a note saying they took a peak in it, about 1 in 5 times someone might need to pat down a shoulder or leg or something that showed up goofy on a scanner, and maybe 1 in 20 I might get my shoes swabbed or something, but that is it. I don't find any of it to be some gross violation of my privacy that forces me to go into the fetal position in my hotel shower when i get to where I'm headed.

Its just some folks doing their job. Is most of it theater, of course. But what are they supposed to do? Go back to the good old days of 70s style skyjackings every other week?


The funny thing is that you said that.

The scary thing is that you might actually believe it.

They told you to fear and you did.
 
2013-09-30 03:19:46 PM

fireclown: Over short distances, trains aren't too bad.  I recently took one from Pittsburgh to DC.  But there was only one per day and it still took about seven hours (Amtrack, the Capital Limited).  If I would have been going to the west coast, the trip would have been measured in DAYS, and I would likely have had to score a motel if I were changing trains.

And while I'm on the subject of Amtrack, would it kill them to provide wifi?  Along the PA corridor there is no phone signal at all.  And if they could arrange for roll-off luggage on the Capital Limited (essentially a rack that allows you to take your bike off the train at any stop instead of having to pack it in a bike box and wait for the few stops that let you get your checked luggage), it would be really helpful for people riding the Great Allegheney Passage.


I use Amtrak a fair amount between NYC and BOS\DC. I also occasionaly take them up to Rochester.

NYC - DC beats flying time wise assuming no problems. NYC-BOS is about a wash. Ultimately it depends on what time you go and where you are leaving from and going to. They do offer wifi, but if its a relatively full train, it is going to be worse than tethering to your phone.

NYC-ROC is about 6 hours, the longest I'd want to sit on a train. The flight is about 45 minutes, so even with security and time to get to the airport and what not, flying crushes it. Cost wise they usually run about the same if you book 2 weeks out. I'll take the train to mix it up now and then if I have a lot of work to do, but I could never see willingly taking a train a longer distance than that.
 
2013-09-30 03:19:47 PM

LineNoise: I fly on average at least once a week. I have never had a problem with the TSA. Sure, occasionally i'll open my suitcase to find a note saying they took a peak in it,



Why do you need a farking suitcase? Also, I try to be as comfortable as possible when flying. T-Shirt and shorts if possible. It's silly not to do it.
 
2013-09-30 03:24:09 PM

Madbassist1: LineNoise: I fly on average at least once a week. I have never had a problem with the TSA. Sure, occasionally i'll open my suitcase to find a note saying they took a peak in it,


Why do you need a farking suitcase? Also, I try to be as comfortable as possible when flying. T-Shirt and shorts if possible. It's silly not to do it.


If I'm on the road for a week, I'll usually check a bag. Sure, I could cram it all into my carry on if I want, but now I need to spend extra time packing it on both ends, have to limit what i bring, and honestly, only save maybe 10 minutes at checkin and baggage claim. Not really worth it. I'd rather just toss my laptop bag up in the overhead rather than jamming it under my seat and making me uncomfortable.

As for the clothes argument, yes, wearing sweat pants, flip flops, sandals, etc is slobish if you aren't going to the friggin beach or pool. Shorts on planes I have never been a fan of. You are in close quarters with a bunch of people, does the guy next to you really want your bare leg brushing against him? Your bare feet on the floor next to him, etc?

At least I take solace in the fact that if people who dress like that are ever on a plan that has to evacuate, they will probably hurt themselves somehow.
 
2013-09-30 03:24:57 PM

DanZero: "We have massive amounts of data," says Delta CEO Richard Anderson. "We know who you are. We know what your history has been on the airline. We can customize our offerings make millions off all that information we send to the NSA,"


My skin tingled, and not in a good way.
 
2013-09-30 03:25:46 PM

vrax: I find it hilarious that you complain about people and their shoes and then biatch about people wearing flip-flops on a flight.


People who wear flip-flops or sandals on their flight are already going to be punished when they realize just how cold their feet are getting on the plane. Those same people will wear shoes and socks on their next flight.
 
2013-09-30 03:26:06 PM

fireclown: Agent Smiths Laugh: fireclown: Agent Smiths Laugh: Meanwhile:

[media.northjersey.com image 850x566]

you can opt to pay the same price as an airline ticket and arrive ten hours later.

And avoid as much TSA debasement and get better accommodations.

I'm in no hurry.

Over short distances, trains aren't too bad.  I recently took one from Pittsburgh to DC.  But there was only one per day and it still took about seven hours (Amtrack, the Capital Limited).  If I would have been going to the west coast, the trip would have been measured in DAYS, and I would likely have had to score a motel if I were changing trains.

And while I'm on the subject of Amtrack, would it kill them to provide wifi?  Along the PA corridor there is no phone signal at all.  And if they could arrange for roll-off luggage on the Capital Limited (essentially a rack that allows you to take your bike off the train at any stop instead of having to pack it in a bike box and wait for the few stops that let you get your checked luggage), it would be really helpful for people riding the Great Allegheney Passage.


The Northeast Corridor and Empire Corridor have Wifi.  They're working on it.
 
2013-09-30 03:27:20 PM

LineNoise: Madbassist1: LineNoise: I fly on average at least once a week. I have never had a problem with the TSA. Sure, occasionally i'll open my suitcase to find a note saying they took a peak in it,


Why do you need a farking suitcase? Also, I try to be as comfortable as possible when flying. T-Shirt and shorts if possible. It's silly not to do it.

If I'm on the road for a week, I'll usually check a bag. Sure, I could cram it all into my carry on if I want, but now I need to spend extra time packing it on both ends, have to limit what i bring, and honestly, only save maybe 10 minutes at checkin and baggage claim. Not really worth it. I'd rather just toss my laptop bag up in the overhead rather than jamming it under my seat and making me uncomfortable.

As for the clothes argument, yes, wearing sweat pants, flip flops, sandals, etc is slobish if you aren't going to the friggin beach or pool. Shorts on planes I have never been a fan of. You are in close quarters with a bunch of people, does the guy next to you really want your bare leg brushing against him? Your bare feet on the floor next to him, etc?

At least I take solace in the fact that if people who dress like that are ever on a plan that has to evacuate, they will probably hurt themselves somehow.


Just how much travel do you have to do for your HOA?
 
2013-09-30 03:29:51 PM

LineNoise: Madbassist1: LineNoise: I fly on average at least once a week. I have never had a problem with the TSA. Sure, occasionally i'll open my suitcase to find a note saying they took a peak in it,


Why do you need a farking suitcase? Also, I try to be as comfortable as possible when flying. T-Shirt and shorts if possible. It's silly not to do it.

If I'm on the road for a week, I'll usually check a bag. Sure, I could cram it all into my carry on if I want, but now I need to spend extra time packing it on both ends, have to limit what i bring, and honestly, only save maybe 10 minutes at checkin and baggage claim. Not really worth it. I'd rather just toss my laptop bag up in the overhead rather than jamming it under my seat and making me uncomfortable.

As for the clothes argument, yes, wearing sweat pants, flip flops, sandals, etc is slobish if you aren't going to the friggin beach or pool. Shorts on planes I have never been a fan of. You are in close quarters with a bunch of people, does the guy next to you really want your bare leg brushing against him? Your bare feet on the floor next to him, etc?

At least I take solace in the fact that if people who dress like that are ever on a plan that has to evacuate, they will probably hurt themselves somehow.


One, I'm not arguing with you. I understand your position, but honestly, why the fark do I care if you don't like what I'm wearing? I don't dress to impress you, slick, and it's silly if you dress to impress me.

As far as the suitcase thing, I'm going under the assumption that if you fly once a week, you can slink home and change out your clothes. Of course you may be going from City A to City B to City C; rather than from A to B to A to C which is the way I operate. If that's the case, of course you need a suitcase.
 
2013-09-30 03:29:52 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: GanjSmokr: Still not tricking me into giving them a single penny of my money ever again.

/and yes, I realize they don't care about me or my money.

You were half right.


No, with as little as I flew before I stopped, I'm pretty confident they don't care about either.

/at least they sure didn't seem to care with the way I was treated the last time I flew.
 
2013-09-30 03:30:02 PM
6'2" and broad-shouldered. If it wasn't mandatory for my job, I'd never fly. I'm hoping my next transatlantic flight is my last.
 
2013-09-30 03:30:04 PM

lockers: vrax: I find it hilarious that you complain about people and their shoes and then biatch about people wearing flip-flops on a flight.

People who wear flip-flops or sandals on their flight are already going to be punished when they realize just how cold their feet are getting on the plane. Those same people will wear shoes and socks on their next flight.


Are these some special arctic flights you've been on?
 
2013-09-30 03:34:12 PM

kpaxoid: There are no power outlets, so when your smart phone, your only source of diversion, runs out, you cannot recharge.


Yeah, it's the airline's fault that you can't read a farking book or do a crossword puzzle...

/pick up a $5 puzzle book or a $10 paperback and you're set for most flights, both ways.
 
2013-09-30 03:36:15 PM
"It's all about personalizing the travel experience."

People can buy a plane ticket from any airline, ok?  They fly Delta for the atmosphere and the attitude.  That what the fees are about.  They're about fun.
 
2013-09-30 03:39:47 PM

kidgenius: factoryconnection: nmrsnr: I believe that's called "buying an extra ticket" and it's not exactly a new service.

I saw that earlier, but I believe instead it is either a bet by the passenger or a conditional fee that if there is an unfilled seat they will move them to be next to the fee-payer.

RedPhoenix122: Where are you buying your steak?

Steakhouses traditionally charge for sides a la carte, even if Outback gives you one with your slab o'beef.

I'm with Subby, though.  United doesn't even give out peanuts or pretzels anymore, and that's just a kick in the nuts given how horrible it is to connect through Dulles (cramped yet sprawling) or O'Hare (O'Delays).  USAir doesn't show movies, nor provide any entertainment system for cross-country flights like CLT-SAN that I flew last week.

Delta gives you drinks, a choice of peanuts/pretzels/Biscoffs, and always has a movie if not on-demand for cross-country flights.  Anything 737-sized or bigger gets entertainment included.

On Southwest they hold a basket of various snacks and say "take as many as you'd like"


That's because they are brilliant. Those snacks probably cost them pennies per packet. If you take five, you probably don't even cost them a dollar and you leave thinking you got amazing service because you got five packs of shiatty snacks worth 50 cents. It's sort of crazy when you step back and think about it.
 
2013-09-30 03:40:14 PM

Madbassist1: One, I'm not arguing with you. I understand your position, but honestly, why the fark do I care if you don't like what I'm wearing? I don't dress to impress you, slick, and it's silly if you dress to impress me.

As far as the suitcase thing, I'm going under the assumption that if you fly once a week, you can slink home and change out your clothes. Of course you may be going from City A to City B to City C; rather than from A to B to A to C which is the way I operate. If that's the case, of course you need a suitcase.


A combination of both. Frequently I'll be going from City A to City B on monday, with the expectation of staying in city B until Wednesday, and then returning to city A, but the possibility of having to stay there until Friday may be there, or on Wednesday, i might find out instead of returning to city A, I am needed in city C for the remainder of the week.

Can I get away with a carry on if I go all George Clooney? Of course, and I have many times. However it doesn't cost me anything to check a bag, only adds a few minutes on each end, and I more than make up for it by not having to pack as carefully or suddenly finding out i shorted myself a pair of underwear or socks and having to run out and buy them at a 7-11 or something the morning before a meeting.

And actually for folks who fly a bunch, and only need to bring a couple of days of clothes with them,  http://www.skyroll.com/  is the greatest invention ever.
 
2013-09-30 03:40:19 PM

vrax: lockers: vrax: I find it hilarious that you complain about people and their shoes and then biatch about people wearing flip-flops on a flight.

People who wear flip-flops or sandals on their flight are already going to be punished when they realize just how cold their feet are getting on the plane. Those same people will wear shoes and socks on their next flight.

Are these some special arctic flights you've been on?


Any long flight will get chilly by time you hit cruising speed. It's not like the air circulates top to bottom, but hey, just try it and see that if it doesn't make the experience less enjoyable.
 
2013-09-30 03:41:56 PM

skrame: kpaxoid: There are no power outlets, so when your smart phone, your only source of diversion, runs out, you cannot recharge.

Yeah, it's the airline's fault that you can't read a farking book or do a crossword puzzle...

/pick up a $5 puzzle book or a $10 paperback and you're set for most flights, both ways.


To be fair, on a multimillion dollar passenger plane it is a little absurd not to have USB power ports for devices these days.  It's not exactly expensive new tech.
 
2013-09-30 03:42:31 PM

Jument: That's because they are brilliant. Those snacks probably cost them pennies per packet. If you take five, you probably don't even cost them a dollar and you leave thinking you got amazing service because you got five packs of shiatty snacks worth 50 cents. It's sort of crazy when you step back and think about it.


Also southwest makes their bread and butter on coach flights, same as Jet Blue. Delta, UA, AA, etc's bread and butter is business travelers.
 
2013-09-30 03:45:59 PM

lockers: vrax: lockers: vrax: I find it hilarious that you complain about people and their shoes and then biatch about people wearing flip-flops on a flight.

People who wear flip-flops or sandals on their flight are already going to be punished when they realize just how cold their feet are getting on the plane. Those same people will wear shoes and socks on their next flight.

Are these some special arctic flights you've been on?

Any long flight will get chilly by time you hit cruising speed. It's not like the air circulates top to bottom, but hey, just try it and see that if it doesn't make the experience less enjoyable.


I have, all the way from SF to Stockholm, by way of Texas and Chicago.  Some 20ish farkin' hours of flight.  Not cold.
 
2013-09-30 03:46:00 PM

RedPhoenix122: "The sides are not included in the price of a steak," he says. "Airline ticket prices should reflect the costs incurred by the individual passenger."

Where are you buying your steak?


Probably somewhere better than Outback or Chilli's it sounds like.
 
2013-09-30 03:46:00 PM
I looked for an Onion tag, was surprised it wasn't there.
 
2013-09-30 03:46:14 PM

vrax: To be fair, on a multimillion dollar passenger plane it is a little absurd not to have USB power ports for devices these days.  It's not exactly expensive new tech.


Your right, it isn't  that expensive. Until you need to add it to a few hundred airplanes in your fleet. And then fix it when it breaks from 30 different people a day plugging and unplugging stuff, who don't care about it. Ever wonder why there are two headphone jacks on your seat on most planes? Its so if one breaks, they don't have an angry flyer.

Now lets assume 100 people, (half a decent sized plane) plug in a device to charge. That added power has to come from somewhere, which means more fuel to burn. the cabling, ports, power generation, etc is all more weight that the plane has to cart around, and again, fuel it has to burn, even if that plane is only half full, or if only 3 people really need to charge stuff.
 
2013-09-30 03:48:38 PM
Yeah but how much do I have to pay for lip service?
 
2013-09-30 03:53:43 PM

DubtodaIll: Yeah but how much do I have to pay for lip service?


Lips are free, but the tongue costs extra
 
2013-09-30 03:54:16 PM
I dress 'business casual' for a flight because that's what I choose to wear when in public but I sure as hell don't judge others for wearing sweatpants on an airplane.  Jesus Christ you people have issues.
 
2013-09-30 03:55:08 PM
I repeat: The airline industry is the only industry that is openly hostile to their customers.
 
2013-09-30 03:55:59 PM

Egoy3k: I dress 'business casual' for a flight because that's what I choose to wear when in public but I sure as hell don't judge others for wearing sweatpants on an airplane.  Jesus Christ you people have issues.


I'm not judging someone wearing sweatpants in public. I'm just reading the message they send out:

"I have given up on life"
 
2013-09-30 03:59:24 PM
worth repeating...

"We have massive amounts of data," says Delta CEO Richard Anderson. "We know who you are.
 
2013-09-30 03:59:27 PM

gerrychampoux: I repeat: The airline industry is the only industry that is openly hostile to their customers.


They are also the only industry where people have some misconceived notion as to what they are supposed to get in return for their fare.

Do people gripe about greyhound not offering free drink service, or a super comfy seat?

People want to pay as little as possible for their plane ticket. They have spoken. Yet they then get pissed off when the airline can't afford to give them every little thing they want for free.

fark, drinking on a plane is still cheaper than drinking in most airport bars. Most planes have more TV channels than most hotel rooms have. Hell, the internet on my fight last week was faster than it was in the damned Marriot i stayed at. What more do you want?
 
2013-09-30 04:01:00 PM

LineNoise: Egoy3k: I dress 'business casual' for a flight because that's what I choose to wear when in public but I sure as hell don't judge others for wearing sweatpants on an airplane.  Jesus Christ you people have issues.

I'm not judging someone wearing sweatpants in public. I'm just reading the message they send out:

"I have given up on life"


If you wear flops or high heels on an airplane, you're not very bright.
Comfortable is one thing, tripping all over yourself while navigating your way through the fiery rubble is another.
Especially if I'm behind you.

Now sit back and relax. We'll push away from the gate momentarily.
 
2013-09-30 04:01:38 PM

Egoy3k: I dress 'business casual' for a flight because that's what I choose to wear when in public but I sure as hell don't judge others for wearing sweatpants on an airplane.  Jesus Christ you people have issues,  LineNoise.


FTFY.
 
2013-09-30 04:02:21 PM

LineNoise: Egoy3k: I dress 'business casual' for a flight because that's what I choose to wear when in public but I sure as hell don't judge others for wearing sweatpants on an airplane.  Jesus Christ you people have issues.

I'm not judging someone wearing sweatpants in public. I'm just reading the message they send out:

"I have given up on life"


The fact that you haven't given up on life while at an american airport says a lot of bad things about your intelligence.
 
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