I’d be inclined to agree with you, particularly at my height, if not for the fact that the market has decided this is what it wants, and that legroom is a frill.I feel like not having to keep my legs spread the entire flight just to fit in the seat isn’t asking too much
Oh, I was thinking very much about all those things. Yes, it is fantastic having almost unlimited information available, it is also almost priceless to be able to video chat with family on different continents.No worries. Remember “media” encompasses a whole lot more than just the news.
Soooo, enjoy your trip down to the county library to check out the “Be-Bu” section of that Funk and Wagnalls encyclopedia that’s 4 years old. While you’re at it, be sure to drop off your “I don’t want this one” card to Columbia House Record club when they sent you a stinker like 10 novelty Xmas Songs sung by the Chipmunks.
You don’t get one without the other.
It’s not so much the market has decided this is what it wants as people can’t afford to spend the hundreds of dollars extra per ticket for a few more inches and have no choice (aside from not flying at all) ((and I’m not talking about the ULCCs))I’d be inclined to agree with you, particularly at my height, if not for the fact that the market has decided this is what it wants, and that legroom is a frill.
So far the only flights I’ve had plenty of legroom in coach have been a Envoy E145 (exit row), a Turkish 737 domestic flight and JetBlue E190. Unfortunately it seems most of the places I fly I’m either on an RJ or MD88737-200/500, single class 122 seats is about a 32". Running them at 100 seats, all kinds of room.
Nobody wants it, but no one is willing to pay anything more. So this is what we get. Economy comfort, main cabin extra, economy plus etc are your refuge for more leg room if you determine its worth it to you.It’s not so much the market has decided this is what it wants as people can’t afford to spend the hundreds of dollars extra per ticket for a few more inches and have no choice (aside from not flying at all) ((and I’m not talking about the ULCCs))
Exactly. I can't help but give a strong side-eye to people who "long for the good ol' days." 90+ percent of the time the person saying it is from the same specific subgroup of people (I'm sure you can guess).And that's a fraction of the problems "not being white" caused you back then.
I was ragging on one of AAs Super80s at adjacent gate this week. Did a google search to see just how old that ancient dinosaur was and found out it was younger than the Airbus I was In. Apologies were made.So Delta holds the mantle now for oldest fleet aircraft still in service, with the MDs?
I never flew coast-to-coast, but I made it from Boston to Fort Wayne and back for 79 bucks, on United Mainline, a number of times. Whatever the “equivalent” price today, a ticket (and services) were not somehow beyond the reach of “ordinary” people.
I disagree that it’s “better,” although certainly more “efficient.” Likely just the rant of an old guy, though, who wants people to stay off his lawn
I for one will admit, that while I could afford to pay the upgrades for exit rows or comfort plus (although I would really feel it if I did first class), it is psychologically very difficult for me to do so. I'm habitually stingy. No, I'm not always stingy, it just doesn't feel right so spend money on something that may or may not have a big impact on my comfort over the course of a few hours. I'm also only 5'10", FWIW.Nobody wants it, but no one is willing to pay anything more. So this is what we get. Economy comfort, main cabin extra, economy plus etc are your refuge for more leg room if you determine its worth it to you.
This is why when the airlines say "ATC delay", I'm usually thinking, "Well, there are 2 sets of parallel runways that intersect, and the airlines have knowingly scheduled 20 6AM departures and 5 6AM arrivals, so how many planes can take off/land in 60 seconds again?".
Things aren’t so bad
Chances are they only had a few days notice for a funeral and maybe that was the only flight left with available seatsThat one woman says "My brothers funeral is at 2PM". Did the funeral get planned at 6AM today? Anytime someone missed a wedding/funeral/job interview with a delay of only a few hours, I really had a tough time feeling bad for them.