Panned Am

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].


  1. fillyjonk »

    8 September 2016 · 10:19 am

    And of course, the Lowest Common Denominator Price usually means The Lowest Possible Quality Without Actually Killing People.

    there’s a reason why I don’t fly.

  2. McG »

    8 September 2016 · 2:23 pm

    There are dozens of reasons why I don’t fly. The delousing at the security checkpoint, for example.

  3. CGHill »

    8 September 2016 · 3:59 pm

    For all I know, it might be actual lousing.

  4. jsallison »

    8 September 2016 · 8:09 pm

    When sent for training I drove to Fresno, CA from Lawton, OK. Visiting my mom I flew from Lawton, okay, OKC, wife-unit hates paying the add’l ticket cost to fly from Lawton, to Bangor, Me. That’ll give you an idea of my post 9/11 cutoff point for flying rather than driving. Before that, I’d fly to Dallas. Now, not so much.

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