Every Thursday I'll be posting about something that annoys me. Sometimes you might not agree with what I rant about but everyone is different. Venting helps.
So when Tom and I flew to Hawaii, we did so on American Airlines.
Here’s what I like about American Airlines: they give 3 bags free for military members. This meant we didn’t have to fork over $25 for the one we checked in.
Here’s what we didn’t like about American Airlines: they wanted you to pay for a lot of stuff on board.
Look, I get that airlines aren’t doing well. Rising fuel costs have hit them hard. I get rising fuel costs. We had to fill up my husband’s truck the other day and I wanted to cry and throw things.
Charging for EARPHONES?
I remember when they used to pass them out. For FREE. And they were the nice ones. Now they want 2 bucks for the ear bud kind that hurts my ears. Then they’re like, “And feel free to keep them after!” Well, you bet I will! I paid for them!
Needless to say, we didn’t buy earphones. I had stuffed a pair of mine in my backpack so we shared those.
The flight was 8 hours. Back in the day when airlines were nice, they would feed you. Granted, the food wasn’t always the best but it was something.
Now they try to sell you snacks and sandwiches. And it’s not decent prices either. Eight bucks for a sandwich.
No, thank you.
You get a free drink and that’s it. Soon you’ll have to pay for that drink, I’m sure.
The movies on the airline used to be movies that were still in theaters. Now they are movies that are already out on DVD.
Flying is not what it used to be.
(Remember when people actually dressed up when they flew??)
(Well. I wasn’t alive when that happened. But I’ve seen it in movies and shows.)
(And I’m glad people can no longer smoke on planes. Yuck.)
I doubt airlines are going to get any better. In fact, they seem to be sliding downhill.
Unless you can afford first class. Then you get fed. And served champagne. And you probably get free earphones.
As it is, we can’t afford first class.
So we’ll be the ones in coach with a bag full of snacks because we refuse to fork over eight bucks for a sandwich.