Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Business Insider)   The airline industry claims it won't recover until 2024   (businessinsider.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, Airline, air travel industry, Industry analyst, Recovery, Analyst, Transport, Recreation, Timeline  
•       •       •

275 clicks; posted to Business » on 03 Aug 2020 at 1:50 AM (25 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

 
2020-08-02 6:32:47 PM  
24 votes:
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-02 5:37:32 PM  
13 votes:
And not a single person will give a shiat.

They've spent the last decade treating passengers like we are unwanted cargo. Maybe now they'll see passengers are important to their business.
 
2020-08-02 5:47:24 PM  
10 votes:

eurotrader: Considering at least one major airline will be bankrupt in the next year the US airlines are not going to have 2019 passenger numbers until maybe 2030. Idiot trump and his failure to exhibit any competency is the biggest reason.


I think between the 737Max and coronavirus, airline travel and passenger preferences will change for a decade or more.

It's like airlines go out of their way to make the experience unpleasant and stressful.

Airlines could bring passengers back faster if they changed how they view and treat passengers. But that would take them realizing passengers are fundamental to their business and they *DO* matter.
 
2020-08-02 9:23:31 PM  
8 votes:
Uhmmm. Don't miss it. Sure I miss traveling, but I don't miss flying. They get what's coming to them.

Granted....it's a 20th century innovation. But with zoom and teleconferencing a lot of businesses are saying whoa...we can save money on airfare, all those business meals, and hotels while Johnny project manager works from home. No need to be in person.

My last experiences flying international in 2019 to Europe on American sucked so bad it was unreal. I was even upped to extended coach and business. It was gross. I don't eat the food...I got chicken gristle once that turned my stomach. I usually just sleep...but no. They have to have all the freaking lights on contrary to all science about how to arrive without jet lag. Duty free? Why would I buy duty free on the damned plane?  By the time they finally put the lights out we were two hours from Frankfurt.

The seats sucked, flight attendants sucked. Only thing nice was the 787 window, but I felt like Homer Simpson. Light goes on...light goes off...light goes on...light goes off.

Sorry. A little flashback...
 
2020-08-02 6:33:44 PM  
6 votes:

Cubansaltyballs: And not a single person will give a shiat.

They've spent the last decade treating passengers like we are unwanted cargo. Maybe now they'll see passengers are important to their business.


Hi, for decades every major carrier in the USA was my clients, (I'm retired now), the airlines went from treating you like a God to treating you as cross between cattle and Chattel.  Enough is enough.
 
2020-08-02 5:40:41 PM  
5 votes:
Considering at least one major airline will be bankrupt in the next year the US airlines are not going to have 2019 passenger numbers until maybe 2030. Idiot trump and his failure to exhibit any competency is the biggest reason.
 
2020-08-03 12:20:10 AM  
4 votes:

Cubansaltyballs: eurotrader: Considering at least one major airline will be bankrupt in the next year the US airlines are not going to have 2019 passenger numbers until maybe 2030. Idiot trump and his failure to exhibit any competency is the biggest reason.

I think between the 737Max and coronavirus, airline travel and passenger preferences will change for a decade or more.

It's like airlines go out of their way to make the experience unpleasant and stressful.

Airlines could bring passengers back faster if they changed how they view and treat passengers. But that would take them realizing passengers are fundamental to their business and they *DO* matter.


US airlines using Ryanair as the norm instead of an extreme I still think is part of the problem.
 
2020-08-02 11:53:46 PM  
4 votes:
Lots of big news stories/ events have weird things that follow.

Like when Trump said he grabbed women by their pussies, and he didn't disappear, Billy Bush did.

And like 9-11 happened, and for 20 years, we ended up with that stupid news crawl.

I'm just hoping the enduring change with COVID that we didn't see coming is more leg room on flights. I'm 6'4", way too many pounds. Socially distancing on a flight would be glorious.
 
2020-08-03 5:21:42 AM  
3 votes:

eurotrader: US airlines using Ryanair as the norm instead of an extreme I still think is part of the problem.


That's because customers apparently look for Ryanair prices first, and are largely booking the cheapest fares they find on expedia and kayak.

Airlines make most of their money in business and first. They would tear up the entire cattle class tomorrow, and replace it with business class seats if they could get enough people to pay to fly business.

It's the same reason why "buy American" is nothing but a slogan. (It's also a dumb idea, but that's not the point).
People say they want quality but for the most part gravitate towards the lowest price they can get. Especially now that flying is largely a commodity and not special at all.
 
2020-08-02 9:17:49 PM  
3 votes:
Sounds optimistic.

The movie theater Industry will not be so fortunate.
 
2020-08-02 8:51:21 PM  
2 votes:
So, like everyone else then.
 
kab [TotalFark]
2020-08-03 11:16:16 AM  
1 vote:
so?
 
2020-08-03 8:17:35 AM  
1 vote:

growinthings: Cubansaltyballs: And not a single person will give a shiat.

They've spent the last decade treating passengers like we are unwanted cargo. Maybe now they'll see passengers are important to their business.

Hi, for decades every major carrier in the USA was my clients, (I'm retired now), the airlines went from treating you like a God to treating you as cross between cattle and Chattel.  Enough is enough.


As I recall, they also charged you like you were gods, because fares and routes were federally regulated. It was a Big Deal to go on a flight somewhere because it was so rare and costly. Deregulation and subsequent competition led to the democratization of the system and now flying places isn't the pricey experience it was. However, the airlines have to compete and can't charge the nosebleed prices they used to, so you don't get the linen table cloths and roomy seats of yesteryear. That's the tradeoff for more people being able to afford to fly these days.
 
2020-08-03 3:06:59 AM  
1 vote:
Living in a country with 4 seasons, I see no reason to give a shiat. We built a farking railroad in the 1860s from coast to coast, and there's a 365 day road to the Arctic Ocean's coastline, now. Let the airlines be for deliveries, medical transport, and occasional vacations. Hell, let's ration annual flights per person, for climate change.

My country invented pontoon planes and bush pilots. We can get by with propellers instead of jumbo jets.
 
2020-08-02 5:45:32 PM  
1 vote:
I think the only way out of this for these companies is to add more fees and give massive bonuses to executive leadership.
 
Displayed 15 of 15 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.