ImpendingCynic: So... with planes more full than ever, airlines profitable, old inefficient planes taken out of service, less competition through mergers, airfares much higher than they've been for a long time, and frequent flier programs gutted, we should be getting back some of those services and perks we've lost over the years, right? Right? Hello, is anyone there?I get that things are a little tough with high oil prices, blah blah, but I just quoted one week advance purchase fares from SFO-LAX for $380. You've got to be farking kidding me.
BolivarShagnasty: Thats freaking cheap. Halifax to Boston return is about 1200. 1 hour flight
Unobtanium: I realize that airline travel is often the most practical when you count in time and fatigue, but I am happy that my new job requires almost no flying. They supply the car and gas, and I travel as needed without much need for pre-approval.I had a shot at a job that quite probably would have had me in airports 2x each week, 40+ weeks a year. May have been more lucrative, but this one is more relaxed most of the time.I am on call 24/7 and have to do some weekend stuff, but I have been called in once in the last 12 months and can often work my travel around my personal/family schedule.
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