Flying - That Aisle Seat May Cost More

Apr 21st, 2008, 10:11 AM
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Flying - That Aisle Seat May Cost More

NPR interviewing NYTimes editor of Practical Traveller column and she says airlines are continuing, to offset fuel price increases, to add onto to fees and extra charges.

She says Change fees are escalating and aisle seats, so-called Premium seats may cost even more than the current, on some carriers $10 or so extra

Baggage restrictions are getting more severe with some trans-Atlantic flights allowing only one checked bag without a surcharge for the 2nd
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Apr 21st, 2008, 10:12 AM
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Hey! Watch that.
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Apr 21st, 2008, 10:15 AM
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whaddu mean you net worth just went up
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Apr 21st, 2008, 10:15 AM
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And airlines continue to "reward" their premium customers by exempting them from these restrictions.
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Apr 21st, 2008, 10:19 AM
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Years ago, I told my mother that my spouse and I saved a ton on airfares by agreeing to sit in the screenporch above the plane. She believed us (a trusting soul who only flew once in her life), and we chuckle at that to this day. Who knows: at the rate the airlines are seeking ways to add fees whenever possible, that the screenporch idea might actually come to reality.
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Apr 21st, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Next i suspect a surcharge for any seat.
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Apr 21st, 2008, 12:12 PM
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Well, I prefer an aisle seat and wouldn't get too excited about an extra $10 charge for one.

But, for me, the airlines are doing everything possible to discourage me from flying.
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Apr 21st, 2008, 12:37 PM
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What would the free market pay for an aisle seat

It's really important to me and my ancient knees

I may pay $30 or so each way

$10 sounds like an afterthought
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