I remember as a kid looking up in the sky, seeing an airplane and wishing I could be up there in the plane looking down at the world around me. At that time, it was a pretty unlikely event. Only the rich flew on airliners. It was just too expensive for the average middle class family.
Comfort was a given, meals were offered and most people dressed for the experience. It was "luxury". Eventually, prices leveled off and everyone flew. People began showing up to airports in pajamas. Meals went away (enjoy your bag with about 3 honey roasted peanuts in it). At least you still get unlimited soft drinks. The term "Airbus" couldn't have been more appropriate.
Well, times have changed (again). Prices for round trip flights are often four figures and many of our youth can once again say "they have never flown before". Once again, flying is for the rich.
So, is comfort really too much to ask? United Airline's President doesn't seem to think so. Bold statements in the attached article - given United's recent loss of respect around the Country.
Here's what bothers me. I am an aviation enthusiast. Flying is one of my passions. My heart sinks any time I hear someone say that they "hate flying". It's just not supposed to be that way.
Maybe, Mr. Kirby - it's really YOUR fault.