Air Travel, Like Other Facets of American Life, Is Not What It Used to Be

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    || Air Travel, Like Other Facets of American Life, Is Not What It Used to Be ||

    From the NY Times.

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    I don't need to write much more than that, a bleak fragmented image emerges.
    The only sad thing is, that this "model" will be adopted by airlines worldwide over the next coming years.
     
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    While the article has a point, when was air travel (at all) ever part of Americans' common minimum experience? What the article leaves out is that compared to prior days when a meal, a free checked bag, and more personal attention from a real airline employee were a part of the experience, far fewer Americans could afford to fly.

    I don't like the flying bus experience - but to a lot of people, it's an improvement on the past. At least they can finally afford to fly!
     
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