Hurry up passengers. Gates are closing. Wait it's 40 minutes before supposed push back. We want an on time departure is the reply. Run! Wait is that huge line my flight? Oh right the cartel has created the line by bag fees and trying to monetize people's spot on it. 45 minutes later everyone is buckled in on a packed, hot, airless closer than you want to be to others plane from front to back. Ladies and gentlemen we are number 32 to take offf so that will be 490 hours of your lives in gate and ground delays (2 hrs pp x 245 souls on board ) We could schedule the flight an hour later, and we'd be #2 for take off, but as you are aware our needs and greeds are paramount. Happened thousands of times this summer alone. Now sit back and enjoy the 11 hour ordeal to get you to a place you'd have gotten to comfortably in a little over 8 three decades ago.