Today’s airline industry exists in a logic vacuum that would be the envy of any Hoover or Electrolux. It has convinced us we should pay a premium for seats the size of elementary school chairs while treating carry-on baggage as fee-avoidant welfare queens. An industry that taxpayers literally bailed out of bankruptcy after 9/11 now seems intent pulling its customers down a rabbit hole of ridiculous thinking.
It starts the moment you buy your ticket and find that you’re actually paying airport taxes and fuel surcharges. I always figured that was the cost of, you know, flying a plane.