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(CNBC)   Airlines can no longer rely on business travelers, so they turn to the consumer economy   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Los Angeles International Airport, Airlines' shift, American Airlines, leisure travelers, half of U.S. airlines  
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899 clicks; posted to Business » on 29 Sep 2020 at 3:26 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-09-29 7:06:18 PM  
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What leisure travelers? Americans are broke and can barely afford rent.
Lowkey, I'm hoping all the legacy carriers finally go bust for good this time and foreign owned airlines are finally allowed to operate in the US market.
/Bye bye crappy United/Delta/Murican
//Hello Emirates
 
2020-09-29 6:17:12 PM  
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stellarossa: As I got closer to 50, I found it much harder to fly coach. Sometimes it was inevitable, as I'd be flying with some of my kids and I couldn't leave them in coach while I was in business. Sometimes I booked us all in business class as we didn't want to waste a day falling asleep at 2pm when we got to Europe the following day.

I'm headed to Europe in December on 2 separate occasions and will be flying business on 3 of the 4 flights. I'll suck it up in coach on the way home to save a few $$.


I also hit this point when flying internationally, but it was because after an entire international flight fighting with some jerk manspreading into my space (and pressing against my leg)... never again.

It is nice flying business class, and the one frivolous luxury I give myself when I am frugal everywhere else.

/the looks I get flying international business class with one large backpack and no checked bags is also a hoot.
//I blame the airlines for driving me to this extreme of traveling light, but it is admittedly nice.
 
Alo
2020-09-29 4:53:51 PM  
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I've been saying for years that airlines need to follow theatres new models.  Increase the price, and make the seats big and comfortable.  Make your food and drinks good, and charge a premium for them.  When the seats are comfortable and easy to eat from and not knock someone else's tray off because you slightly moved your elbow to cut the rock hard bread, you'll see people buying it more.  You're going to lose your 'lowest' travellers some, yeah.  Just like the theater's lost their patrons who only could handle the cheapest things.  But people will save up and treat it like a treat instead.  You can still differentiate first class and 'economy' without farking over people's seating.
 
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