Friday, January 16, 2009

Loading Airplanes

So I am sitting on a flight from Chicago to Baltimore watching people load the overhead bins. I am amazed how inconsiderate people are.

First, it seems they do not understand the concept of getting out of the aisle to let people pass.

Second, bags should be placed in the overhead either wheels out or in to allow other bags to slide in next to them. Putting them in sideways wastes available space.

Third, when the flight crew says no coats in the overhead it means no coats. Funny how many people exempt themselves from that one possibly because it was not enforced.

But then here's one for the airlines. If you're going to charge for checking bags, make sure the overhead bins can accept at least one suitcase per person.

Or, alternatively let us load our own bags on the ramp. I mean is it reasonable to believe that people can travel without clothing?

So I guess you figured out my upgrade didn't come through and I'm stuffed into a window seat in the last row of an Airbus 319 next to a wide bodied traveler.

And we have a maintenance delay.

And we were late to begin with.

And I've been on the road all week.

And I'm tired.

But it really should be better than this.
Bob Doan
Elkridge, MD
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