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Flying costs more than high speed rail

By tovarichpeter   2013 Feb 2, 1:58am   593 views   4 comments   watch (0)   quote      

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/01/airline-fees-dozens-of-new-charges_n_2601275.html

TravelNerd. Increasing fees for the same service are a big part of the uptick. For example, Spirit Airlines' premium seat fee, which was $25-$75, is now as much as $199 depending on the flight. The only good news, TravelNerd reports, is that the increases are generally modest.

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1   Peter P   78/78 = 100% civil   2013 Feb 2, 5:03am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Not sure about that. At least not always true in Europe.

But I prefer trains over low-cost carriers in Europe. At least trains have a reasonably-priced 1st class.

2   Peter P   78/78 = 100% civil   2013 Feb 2, 5:06am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Airlines should charge people for carry-on luggage as well. Perhaps $2 per pound.

Why do people all have those silly rollaboards any way?

3   Peter P   78/78 = 100% civil   2013 Feb 2, 7:36am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I love premium seat charges. I do not fly as often as those with status but I am totally willing to pay more for a better seat. Well, perhaps not 200% more for a first-class seat at this time.

4   Peter P   78/78 = 100% civil   2013 Feb 2, 7:41am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Of course airlines can do anything they want but I get upset when frequent flyers get free upgrades when a first class seat costs so much more to pay for.

I am happy to pay a 30-40% premium for 5 more inches of legroom and 2 more inches of width for my fat ass.

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