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Old 07-29-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Rochester
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Do you not think that there are upper management people at Starbucks as well?
If you read what I said, I said that there is management LIKE ANY COMPANY. Then I go on to explain the unique layers that make flying so expensive.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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In my experience .... Southwest seats are roomier and their personnel is pleasant to deal with. When I indicate that I have a hearing impairment, they bend over backwards to assist me and allow me to preboard. I've never had a bad experience with them which is why they are my first choice.
They have the same configuration as any 737, 3 x 3. There's just so much in the body of a plane. The seats are 17" wide with a pitch of 32". That's the same as US Air, Delta, and United, and less than American who have a 17.2" width.

I don't know any carrier that would deny anyone who indicated that they needed to preboard due to special needs the ability to do so.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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Sorry Annerk but the tickets usually are not reasonable for the average traveler which is why I don't travel as much as I'd like to.
Did you think that perhaps you don't fit into the "average travler" demographic?
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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If you read what I said, I said that there is management LIKE ANY COMPANY. Then I go on to explain the unique layers that make flying so expensive.
I don't think it's all that expensive. And about half of those "layers" are unskilled or moderately skilled labor, the same as any company.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Did you think that perhaps you don't fit into the "average travler" demographic?
And what, pray tell, is the "averae traveler" demographic?
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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They have the same configuration as any 737, 3 x 3. There's just so much in the body of a plane. The seats are 17" wide with a pitch of 32". That's the same as US Air, Delta, and United, and less than American who have a 17.2" width.

I don't know any carrier that would deny anyone who indicated that they needed to preboard due to special needs the ability to do so.
I'm not as well versed on plane configurations but I do know that I tend to feel more squished when I fly Delta and American versus Southwest. Maybe it's the way the seats are configured ... I dunno ...
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Coach tickets are expensive? As long as you book in advance, they are actually very reasonable--often cheaper than driving.
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Maybe so. But if I'm driving there anyway, I'll sure take along a passenger or two a lot cheaper than the airline will.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Maybe so. But if I'm driving there anyway, I'll sure take along a passenger or two a lot cheaper than the airline will.
Yup ... The more passengers in the car, the cheaper the trip becomes if everyone contributes towards the cost. Also, it is cheaper for a large family to drive versus fly as gas prices are not "per person" as with the airline.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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And what, pray tell, is the "averae traveler" demographic?
Considering that every plane I've been on lately has flown full with standbys left at the gate, air travel is obviously not out of the question for millions of people a year. It's not just the wealthy who are flying, either.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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I'm not as well versed on plane configurations but I do know that I tend to feel more squished when I fly Delta and American versus Southwest. Maybe it's the way the seats are configured ... I dunno ...
I gave you the configurations, they are the all the same.
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