Bill Quick comes up with a great title (“Fly the Friendly Sties”) for a highly appropriate denunciation:
I loathe people who, on the one hand, pound ceaselessly at the practices of the airlines, but will flock to one over all the others, no matter how rude its employees, no matter how obnoxious its amenities (hah!), no matter how much it obviously regards its customers as stuffing for their flying cattle chutes, because they are able to “save” thirty-seven cents on a round-trip fare to Chicago.
Here’s a clue, bitch-queens: They wouldn’t be competing on price if that wasn’t the most effective arena of competition.
When bragging rights are important, people will go out of their way to get them. Yahoo! Answers is full of people who will jump through innumerable hoops just to be able to claim the lowest possible expense on [you name it].