Ever wondered why airlines insist that you turn off electronic devices before takeoff? The answer might surprise you.
And what about offices, movie theaters, or classrooms?
I hate the in-flight safety videos as much as the next guy.
Of late, I have been traveling “on my own dime” as they say.
Just when you thought flying couldn’t get any more expensive, the TSA piles on to get their pound of flesh.
Sure, it seems at times like U.S. airlines are the worst. But are they really the absolute worst airlines in the world?
While I’ll certainly admit that “the ability to fly” is a pretty cool super-power (and I’m starting to believe that it’s going to airlines’ collective heads.
Just when you think commercial airlines can’t make the experience any worse.
If I had to rank the many problems that I have with flight attendants, their uniforms probably wouldn’t be tops on my list. But when you’re already a decent airline, your priorities can be a little different.
I’m old enough to remember when airline pricing was pretty straight-forward.
Nothing pisses me off more than getting bumped off a flight by an airline. And not just because sleeping on airport benches is hell on my bursitis. But as it turns out, there’s a pretty good reason for the practice.
As frequent visitors to this site know, I have a lot of beefs with the commercial airlines’ business practices. I don’t particularly like their treatment of passengers, and I find their tone-deaf efforts to make money misguided. But what I really resent is their seeming lack of interest in taking the money that I’d gladly give them.