Airlines and How they are planning to stick it too you.

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Mnemeth

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Online Ticketer Say We'd Pay For Airline Comfort
New York Post 03/17/2006
Copyright (c) 2006, N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved.
March 17, 2006 -- Airline travelers are eager to shell out an extra $20 or more for their seats if they can avoid noisy kids or get a roomier aisle spot, a new report says.
Passengers also would be willing to pay more for many other individual services, such ordering eats from a menu of gourmet treats or being served a fine single-malt Scotch instead of routine hooch.
Cost-cutting on airlines has eliminated most amenities to provide economy fares, creating a huge pent-up demand for creature comforts for the bored or harried airborne.
"We've discovered that more than half of the flying public would be willing to spend more for improving the quality of their flights," said Nicole Lowe, spokeswoman for software firm Amadeus North America, which provides airline booking and management technology.
For example, a seat next to a window could cost $5 more than a middle seat, or leg room for a 6-foot-5 passenger could go for an added $20 or so, she said. Getting a guaranteed overhead storage bin above your specific seat could be gotten for another few bucks.
"Many airlines haven't yet tapped into these new opportunities to increase their revenue of each flight," she said.

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  • Mar 17, 2006
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I think this just sucks for the people that can barely afford plane tickets. So what do they get stuck with? Well, they get a cheap ticket, but sit next to fat men with loudy children. I don't think this is fair, and if implemented, I see lawsuits bound to happen...

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  • Mar 18, 2006
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I agree with you weirdguy even if you're weird (hehe). The airlines should make things more fair! It's not fair that they only give good services to wealthier people. All men and women are created equal and they shall be treated equally. It doesn't matter if they're black or they're white, we want rightiousness(think that's spelled right)!

  • Mar 18, 2006

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I think it is a perfect measure, you get what you pay for, this is life

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  • Mar 18, 2006

wolfco

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Airlines provide a paid service. As unfair as it may seem, they have the right to make what profit they can. You can ask restaurantes to prohibit smoking because it is harmful to other patrons. You can't ask airlines not to provide special services to people who have more money to spend. Unless there is harm involved you have to accept the quality you can afford. I hate screaming children and overweight passengers, but this isn't a matter of discrimination. This is just good business.

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  • Mar 18, 2006

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