As airline travel becomes increasingly less pleasant in economy class, upgrades are looking increasingly appealing to travelers. Understanding how the deck is stacked will help with any attempted upgrades. “The murky world of airline upgrades”
If humor is the good-natured side of a truth, then the Mexican avocado commercial that aired during last night’s Super Bowl delivered a double dose of both — with a side of spicy guacamole.
““This was apparently a 21st century torture device””
One of the airline trends we’re watching in 2016 was started by Airbus last summer: packing 11 seats per row on its A380 superjumbo jets.
It’s become a knee-crushing arms race, or, as the airlines like to call it, “cost savings.”
But, who really wins?
“Enough of the crammed economy class seats — it’s time to do something!”
Air travel can be a humiliating, dehumanizing and even torturous experience — at least according to my e-mail inbox.
One piece of conventional wisdom has gone unchallenged during our ongoing debate about class, privilege and human dignity in air travel: that the elites sitting in the big seats are subsidizing everyone else’s low fares.
Maybe it’s time to challenge that conventional wisdom.
“Maybe first class passengers aren’t so special after all”