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Old 04-11-2018, 06:13 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Scooby Snacks View Post
Surprised no one mentioned bag fees. Am I the only person who remembers when bags flew free? And before anyone mentions the greatness of Southwest Airlines, I never ever find them to be cheaper to my destination, even when baggage fees are included.
If I remember correctly, you also had better free meal choices in flights during breakfast/lunch/dinner time instead of being handed over with a small pack of peanuts or pretzels. There wasn't a concept of selling food in the plane.
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Those pesky fees add up - ryan air, pegasus in Europe charge for everything - seat selection, bags, etc - I have never taken US budget carriers. I'm in the Middle East and definitely try Emirates, Etihad, or Turksih for their food, ife, and baggage included in ticket price. And some of the airlines like Ethiopian allow 40 kg per person from Mideast to Africa.

Bare bones travel and having to sort out all these fees is a pain.
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Well, folks who are brought up in a certain environment, adapt and consider many things as "normal" which may seem a nuance and abnormal to you. If you don't smell curry near Indians then where else are you going to smell it? Near Norwegians?

The fuss made about experiencing a certain environment in a plane full of Indians is really not a complaint - but stating the obvious as if it was not expected. I see a lack of common sense.
Nope, I still see a loony response.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Those pesky fees add up - ryan air, pegasus in Europe charge for everything - seat selection, bags, etc - I have never taken US budget carriers. I'm in the Middle East and definitely try Emirates, Etihad, or Turksih for their food, ife, and baggage included in ticket price. And some of the airlines like Ethiopian allow 40 kg per person from Mideast to Africa.

Bare bones travel and having to sort out all these fees is a pain.
I've traveled recently on several international cut rate airlines where everything is extra. I limit myself to one free carryon, reject everything on the fare extras, get on the plane, sit down where they tell me to, and shut up. Manila to Doha for $120, and I fly smug.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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People that kick or manhandle your airplane seat.
Because you reclined the seat and now it's crushing their chest? Airlines should do a service for coach/economy customers and simply lock all the seats upright.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:38 AM
 
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Because you reclined the seat and now it's crushing their chest? Airlines should do a service for coach/economy customers and simply lock all the seats upright.
It happens even when you don't recline your seat. My last flight had a pint-sized seat kicker (in first class!!) And dad did nothing to stop her. My seat was in the fully upright position.

I also hate the people who grab the back of the seat in front of them to pull themselves up, and end up pulling my hair in the process.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:39 AM
 
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Nope, I still see a loony response.
As I said, and you highlighted it, lack of common sense to know the obvious and making a fuss about it.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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no. No. NO. NOOOO, you have NOT!!
Unfortunately, it's true!
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: State of Denial
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Airlines that screw up and decline to do anything about it (yeah, I'm talking about you, Air France).
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Because you reclined the seat and now it's crushing their chest? Airlines should do a service for coach/economy customers and simply lock all the seats upright.
Why? That's one of the few comforts we have left in coach: the ability to recline the seat. We have to pay extra for everything else now. I flew on some cheap airline a year ago. I don't remember which one, but I didn't realize all the seats on the plane were locked upright. The flight was only three hours long, but at the end of it, I had a hell of a backache from not being able to move the seat at all. If the person behind me is so tall the reclined seat hits their knees, I'm sorry for that, but they need to pay extra for more legroom.
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