Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I hate flying over the holidays. Here are a few things that have crossed my mind today.

If you have an early morning flight, your gate will always be the furthest one away. You will pass 700 empty gates before you reach the one open gate in the entire airport. I am pretty sure that it is a social experiment and that some scientist is studying the security footage of the three mile trek to the gate.

For the price of a $500 ticket, you would think the airline could provide a soda or a cup of water (I refuse to give these asshats any more money out of spite). I envision a lot of dehydrated people in the future of US Airways. Also, for that price you should have a smile on your face, Stew.

Can some engineer out there explain the difference it makes if my seat is reclined two inches? Would a 747 really crash because a passenger was only minutely more comfortable? If the craftmanship is that shoddy I think we've got bigger fish to fry.

Speaking of craftmanship... Why do airplanes still have ashtrays? I don't know of a single airline that has allowed smoking for at least 15 years. How much extra money do you think it cost for Boeing to put those on every seat?

I would think that over the years someone would have figured out that people have luggage when they travel and that it would be much easier to maneuver into a bathroom stall if the doors opened outward. Also, it would be helpful if there was more than two inches of space to fit your suitcase and purse.

I have some more, but I gotta go, my plane is boarding! Yeah!

1 comment:

stedman said...

I love that you think your plane is newer than 15 years old. That's precious ;-).