Maybe it’s the rose-colored nostalgia of pleasant family memories. Maybe it’s impending middle age. Or maybe, just maybe, I am not as patient as I’d like to think I am…. but I’ve decided air travel has degenerated into little more than exhausting exercise of getting from Point A to Point B in the most frustrating way possible.
Increased security requirements aside – some of which are bizarre and seem somehow foolish, but ultimately serve to protect us all, what has really turned air travel into a patience test is all of the changing individual airline policies, and the havoc they (inadvertently) unleash.
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Here are my questions for the day …
- should director Kevin Smith be getting an apology from Southwest Airlines because he was pulled off a flight for being too large?
- And if he did deserve the apology – why him and not every other fattie who has ever been pulled off or charged extra for taking up too much space?
- And more broadly, what do we all think about airline plans to charge obese people more for air travel?
I mean seriously, at a time when a higher percentage of Americans, Europeans and Asians are overweight than ever before, these are questions that get some seriously emotional responses.
Continue reading A new front in the Fat Wars?