Originally Posted by GB
That stuff is there for your protection or to keep the airline afloat Corey. If they do not have the security measures in place then you will die in a fireball falling from the sky. If they do not charge more then they will go bankrupt and this country will grind to a standstill. If you think things are bad now then just wait until air traffic stops. You will be begging to pay double if that ever happens.
Airlines are companies Corey. Why do you not think they should charge what they need to keep their company going? Have you seen how much fuel it takes to fly a plane? You think it is expensive to fill your car? Think of that plane.
But that's the cost of doing business.
It was 09-11 that put them in the red, then along came Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that put them in even deeper turmoil (Katrina destroyed some of the oil rigs out at sea). And even today, the American carriers are still having rippling affects.
I lost my job at United because they wanted to make some cuts. The smaller airlines seem to be surviving, but even some of them bit the dust because of rising fuel costs.
And if at some point in time, I have to fly somewhere, trust me, I'll look for the lowest possible airfare.
But right now, I don't care about flying.
I still haave fying benefits with United Airlines until 2010 but who wants to fly on standby these days with the planes being so packed that it necessitates being stuck at an airport all day?
As far as security goes, I'm not complaing about the metal detectors. They were always there. It's that extra added stuff that's so time-consuming and aggravating! Security practically follows you around the terminal until you get on the plane - and even then, they might just decide to be even more scrutinizing and pull you off the plane just to check you again!
Someday, I'll fly again, but not at the present time.