Archive for the ‘airlines’ Category

ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER AIRLINE ATROCITY

July 31, 2008

 

Yesterday we brought you the story of Delta Airlines and their shabby treatment of a woman with muscular dystrophy. Certainly we didn’t mean to single out any ONE particular airline for being filth. American Airlines is just as evil as Delta and probably does an even worse job of running an airline.

Yesterday the company’s PR flak actually bragged about charging U.S. soldiers being deployed to Iraq “only” $100 per pag. That means every soldier that travels on American Airlines from their home base to where they’re being deployed from with their ISSUED training gear has to cough up an extra three hundred bucks. Other airlines like Southwest and Continental routinely waive any excess baggage fees for U.S. soldiers.

LATEST AIRLINE ATROCITY

July 30, 2008

Air travel in this country has become a joke. The service and the way major airlines treat their customers has become intolerable.

Delta has crossed the line. It’s not just that the airline recently raised their rate for a second checked bag to $50. Hell, almost all of the major airlines (except Southwest) gouge travelers. It’s not even that Delta now charges $175 to check a pair of skis.

No, it’s now official. Delta Airlines is evil. Don’t believe me? Check out this recent travel horror story:

The complete details are at gawker.com, but basically a woman with with muscular dystrophy was forced to crawl out of a plane, after Delta staff informed her she might make her connecting flight if she just stopped waiting for help. The woman was forced to wait while she was repeatedly told “it’s not my job” to assist her to her next gate. She ended up waiting EIGHT HOURS for help.

Delta gave the woman a food voucher for her inconvenience. However, the woman was unable to use it since nobody at Delta would assist her (apparently it’s “not their job.”)

AIRLINES SUCK

May 2, 2008

Thanks to high fuel costs you’ll be paying more for your ticket when you fly. But hey, at least the flights are going to last longer.

Yahoo has a story today that major airlines are slowing down their planes speed in order to save money on fuel.

As usual, Southwest was ahead of the curve. They started the practice last month. Their plan was to add 3-4 minutes to each flight. That is expected to save the airline $ 42 million this year.

The people running the other airlines are just greedy. And stupid. A Northwest airlines flight from Minneapolis to Paris now takes 8 hours and 58 minutes. It saves the company $ 535 in fuel costs. That’s less than $ 2 per passenger.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say most people would rather pay an extra $1.40 for their ticket to Paris than spend NINE hours in a plane.

Of course airlines are always looking for other ways to save money.