What in the world is going on here? I just saw a news report of a 95 year old, CANCER-STRICKEN, woman with tubes in her nose being forced to remove her adult diaper for TSA to pat her down? She was traveling to Michigan to spend her last days with her family and this is how she is treated… REALLY??? If that were my mother I would have been arrested for screaming at the top of my lungs; you know TSA will have you arrested for just about anything these days!
One of our employees flew commercial the other day and was unaware that even your first piece of checked luggage costs you $25. Then the airline broke her bag. She didn’t want to cause a stink, as the bag wasn’t brand new or anything but then when she was returning (departing from one of the smallest commercial airports in North America) she was told that she was too late to check her bag they broke. The agent explained to her that she would’ve had to arrived 60 minutes prior to departure and it was currently 57 minutes prior to departure… YES SHE WAS 3 MINUTES LATE! Again, this is an airport that has 1 flight out each day and we know very well that they could have checked her bag. Again, she opted to not cause a stink. She had to carry her bag around a larger airport where she changed aircraft but she still didn’t complain. I think she should have – first you charge for the bag, then you break it and then refuse to check it because she is 3 minutes late and then she has to carry it around a huge international airport (when they broke the bag it stopped rolling) and then she can’t find an agent to make a claim on her bag so when she cannot lug it around looking for an agent any longer she finally resigns that she will have to fix her own bag!
OH! BUT LET ME GUESS – THE COMMERCIAL CARRIERS ARE RAISING THEIR PRICES AGAIN???
DID ANYONE HEAR ABOUT THE GAZILLIONS OF DOLLARS THE COMMERCIAL CARRIER MADE FROM CHARGING FOR BAGS LAST YEAR – YES! IT WAS IN THE BILLIONS!
WAIT! SPIRIT AIRLINES IS GOING TO START CHARGING YOU TO PRINT YOUR BOARDING PASS FOR YOU – YOU’D BETTER PRINT IT AT HOME. I BELIEVE IT IS ALSO SPIRIT WHO CHARGES FOR CARRY-ON BAGS TOO! UM – WE ARE TRAVELING FAR ENOUGH TO HAVE TO FLY INSTEAD OF DRIVE AND YOU DON’T THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BAG OR TWO? IF WE DON’T TAKE A SHOWER OR CHANGE OUR CLOTHES THE WHOLE TIME WE ARE ON VACATION BECAUSE WE DIDN’T WANT TO DEAL WITH ALL YOUR RETARDED FEES THEN I SUPPOSE YOU WILL DENY US BOARDING YOUR AIRCRAFT TOO?
Forget the drama – inquire about charter flights!