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(Daily Mail)   Airlines are intentionally splitting up families to get them to pay extra to be reunited   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2018-02-04 01:49:28 AM  
This is my shocked face.

Capitalism at its finest.
 
2018-02-04 02:19:45 AM  
This is why I'm divorced and have no children. The only reason, really.
 
2018-02-04 02:33:15 AM  
I love Southwest.  People might complain about the cattle call boarding, but it also helps you avoid sitting near the wrong people.  Even if you're related to them.
 
2018-02-04 06:50:27 AM  

ChimpNipples: Capitalism at its finest.


When the fall eventually comes... we've got it coming.
 
2018-02-04 06:57:48 AM  
Really ratcheting up the cost-benefit of just driving there.
 
2018-02-04 07:02:34 AM  
"Hey its cool that you want to split us up. I appreciate that really I do. See my kid is a complete nightmare to fly with. When he is beside me I can control him but all the way over there? Yeah nothing I can do but at least I get a break from him. Thanks!"
 
2018-02-04 07:04:56 AM  
From families paying a fortune to sit together
The seats cannot then be changed without paying a fee, which start from £2 per person per flight, adding £16 to the cost of return flights for a family of four.


Much monies, such fortune
 
2018-02-04 07:20:24 AM  

lucksi: From families paying a fortune to sit together
The seats cannot then be changed without paying a fee, which start from £2 per person per flight, adding £16 to the cost of return flights for a family of four.

Much monies, such fortune


So when I extort you with threats to your child you'll be cool if it's only for $20, right?
 
2018-02-04 07:21:39 AM  
Considering how it turned out, I just thought someone at United had precognition when my (now ex) wife and I weren't seated together coming home from out honeymoon...
 
2018-02-04 07:34:05 AM  

AlanMooresBeard: "Hey its cool that you want to split us up. I appreciate that really I do. See my kid is a complete nightmare to fly with. When he is beside me I can control him but all the way over there? Yeah nothing I can do but at least I get a break from him. Thanks!"


Hey, are you and I married?
 
2018-02-04 08:41:00 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: lucksi: From families paying a fortune to sit together
The seats cannot then be changed without paying a fee, which start from £2 per person per flight, adding £16 to the cost of return flights for a family of four.

Much monies, such fortune

So when I extort you with threats to your child you'll be cool if it's only for $20, right?


Sure, let the asshole be someone's else problem for a while. They'll probably pay the 20 bucks not to sit near my child
 
2018-02-04 08:46:50 AM  
I recall I once had a flight where a split up family occurred. The mom wanted to sit next to her daughter and it became a game of musical chairs. The flight attendant had to do some trigonometry to complete the seating process.

Without hesitation I would trade spots with a parent at any moment to let them sit next to their children. Better them than me.
 
2018-02-04 09:01:47 AM  

lucksi: Giant Clown Shoe: lucksi: From families paying a fortune to sit together
The seats cannot then be changed without paying a fee, which start from £2 per person per flight, adding £16 to the cost of return flights for a family of four.

Much monies, such fortune

So when I extort you with threats to your child you'll be cool if it's only for $20, right?

Sure, let the asshole be someone's else problem for a while. They'll probably pay the 20 bucks not to sit near my child


You sound nice,

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/m​o​rning-mix/wp/2016/06/20/this-was-30-mi​nutes-of-hell-for-this-young-lady-unac​companied-minor-groped-on-flight/?utm_​term=.a49f3f92f5ff
 
2018-02-04 09:08:26 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: lucksi: Giant Clown Shoe: lucksi: From families paying a fortune to sit together
The seats cannot then be changed without paying a fee, which start from £2 per person per flight, adding £16 to the cost of return flights for a family of four.

Much monies, such fortune

So when I extort you with threats to your child you'll be cool if it's only for $20, right?

Sure, let the asshole be someone's else problem for a while. They'll probably pay the 20 bucks not to sit near my child

You sound nice,

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mo​rning-mix/wp/2016/06/20/this-was-30-mi​nutes-of-hell-for-this-young-lady-unac​companied-minor-groped-on-flight/?utm_​term=.a49f3f92f5ff


And you sound like someone who would outlaw anything not to your liking with the "think of the children" excuse
 
2018-02-04 09:14:29 AM  

lucksi: Giant Clown Shoe: lucksi: Giant Clown Shoe: lucksi: From families paying a fortune to sit together
The seats cannot then be changed without paying a fee, which start from £2 per person per flight, adding £16 to the cost of return flights for a family of four.

Much monies, such fortune

So when I extort you with threats to your child you'll be cool if it's only for $20, right?

Sure, let the asshole be someone's else problem for a while. They'll probably pay the 20 bucks not to sit near my child

You sound nice,

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mo​rning-mix/wp/2016/06/20/this-was-30-mi​nutes-of-hell-for-this-young-lady-unac​companied-minor-groped-on-flight/?utm_​term=.a49f3f92f5ff

And you sound like someone who would outlaw anything not to your liking with the "think of the children" excuse


Nope. I do think your being obtuse about the duress of intentionally separating travelers only to charge them to undo the separation. 

If I'm wrong you're just a bad parent.
 
2018-02-04 09:28:26 AM  

casual disregard: I recall I once had a flight where a split up family occurred. The mom wanted to sit next to her daughter and it became a game of musical chairs. The flight attendant had to do some trigonometry to complete the seating process.

Without hesitation I would trade spots with a parent at any moment to let them sit next to their children. Better them than me.


I wouldn't mind trading, either.  Not like either seat is going to let me sit next to the hot redhead in 11B.  I put on my headphones, take a benadryl and magically get to my destination.

On the other hand, people that wait until the last minute to trade are no better than people who wait to get out their checkbook after the cashier rings up everything.  Go to the damn gate desk before boarding and negotiate there.
 
2018-02-04 09:36:42 AM  

ChimpNipples: This is my shocked face.

Capitalism at its finest.


yep
crony capitalism is even more fun.
 
2018-02-04 09:38:12 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: ChimpNipples: Capitalism at its finest.

When the fall eventually comes... we've got it coming.


yep
the canaries in the coal mine have spoken.
few bother listening.
 
2018-02-04 09:38:49 AM  

wildcardjack: Really ratcheting up the cost-benefit of just driving there.


i love driving now.
 
2018-02-04 09:39:55 AM  

casual disregard: I recall I once had a flight where a split up family occurred. The mom wanted to sit next to her daughter and it became a game of musical chairs. The flight attendant had to do some trigonometry to complete the seating process.

Without hesitation I would trade spots with a parent at any moment to let them sit next to their children. Better them than me.


ouch
lolz
 
2018-02-04 10:28:04 AM  
If you're flying Ryanair, it says up front that you're getting random seats. What do you expect on that airline? People book Ryanair tickets for dirt cheap then complain about the ridiculous fees they charge to do anything. That's kind of the point. They don't make money on the base fare. They make money on the fees. I'd be surprised if the oxygen masks didn't have coin slots on them "To breathe, insert 1 pound".

These airlines (Ryanair, Spirit, what have you) are a direct result of people going online and booking the absolute cheapest fare without regard to the service offered with said fare. They pay 20 pounds for a ticket then complain they're not getting the service they'd get on a full-fare airline. Color me shocked.

At least Ryanair is unabashedly upfront about it, which is more than I can say for most airline fees.
 
2018-02-04 12:59:57 PM  
Delta tried this crap with my husband and I on our last trip. I've never raised so much hell in my life.
 
2018-02-04 02:36:39 PM  
Subby mispelled ReUnited
 
2018-02-04 02:59:43 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: lucksi: From families paying a fortune to sit together
The seats cannot then be changed without paying a fee, which start from £2 per person per flight, adding £16 to the cost of return flights for a family of four.

Much monies, such fortune

So when I extort you with threats to your child you'll be cool if it's only for $20, right?


shiat, I don't like the cumstain. I'm just obliged to raise the turd until he graduates highschool or turns 18, then he's his own problem.
 
2018-02-04 04:11:06 PM  

wildcardjack: Giant Clown Shoe: lucksi: From families paying a fortune to sit together
The seats cannot then be changed without paying a fee, which start from £2 per person per flight, adding £16 to the cost of return flights for a family of four.

Much monies, such fortune

So when I extort you with threats to your child you'll be cool if it's only for $20, right?

shiat, I don't like the cumstain. I'm just obliged to raise the turd until he graduates highschool or turns 18, then he's his own problem.


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2018-02-04 04:39:51 PM  
Peaches & Herb - Reunited
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2018-02-04 04:53:44 PM  
So what you're telling me is, Ryanair is offering free babysitting? Sweet! Bring on the mini bottles of booze!
 
2018-02-05 02:04:39 AM  
Yeah, let's see how long some stranger wants to sit next to my 4 year old. They will be begging to switch seats with me.
 
2018-02-05 04:58:10 AM  

wildcardjack: Really ratcheting up the cost-benefit of just driving there.


I tried to book a flight to see Family during our public school vacation week, and was surprised that the cost was tripled over non vacation weeks.  The cost was the same in bordering states, but not for two states over.  So fark you airlines for making me drive 6 hours and wait for 3 hours to avoid price gouging.
 
2018-02-05 12:38:10 PM  
Southwest is easy, at least for us.

My wife gets to pre-board first, and I go along to assist. Then we hold seats for the kids who board later.

Free extra leg room FTW!
 
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