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Sunday, April 28, 2013

" The Modern Age of Airline Courtesy..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Sunday)

"Guest-blogger Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst N.Y. and has worked in the
 ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years...
Today she talks about f;lying the unfriendly skies 
and how flying ain't what it used to be.
   Enjoy...  ;D)


The Modern Age of Airline Courtesy

I am old enough to remember the way flying the friendly skies used to be; recently taking a trip out west, flying on Southwest...the no frills flight, we came upon a very unfriendly flight crew both coming and going to California.  What are the chances to have the same crew both ways?  

Years ago flying used to be a very enjoyable experience. The flight crews fed you a nice meal with choices, played games with you on the flights, cards, etc and the pilots were more than happy to show you the cockpit and give you a pair of flight wings for a memento...

  The stewardess which is what they were called back then, were friendly and well kept and more than happy to serve you.  today...a different story, the days of the hot towel to freshen up are long gone. Now you enter the plane  with  a heard of people, hopefully you got an A list seat or its the back of the plane for you, you get little to eat, just a few snacks, and many of the flight attendants make it clear they are just doing their job.  Many don't even crack a smile and are almost rude when asked a question.  The days of full service are a thing of the past but one thing remains the same....the high price of flying.  

There are some deals out there but you better make it your full time job to search then out.  The prices change daily for the same flights and better pack light ..there is a fee for suitcases on board now for all airlines except Southwest.  Suitcase too heavy?? extra fee for that too.  Flying is essential at times so welcome to the year 2013; the days of full service and friendly skies are over.

Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared from Facebook...

9 comments:

KimoRosen said...

Write the airline your disgust, maybe they'll send you discount coupon for a free flight

Cattle flights, they are air buses... Maybe it's time to take trains and buses and leave flying to the crazies?

Judith Whitehead said...

already did that...got an apology.....

KimoRosen said...

no discount of free vouchers?

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Judith is right,I avoid flying US airlines starting from TSA pad down,from memory,I love Singapore air,Air France,Japan air& Korean air(South Korean),most foreign airlines treat you nicely like they need your businesses,US airlines need competition,but from where ?

KimoRosen said...

11 years ago when I flew coach on Japan Airlines, Honolulu to Fukuoka, it was better than first class on any US airline, hot towels, appetizers, meals, unlimited drinks, free movies, smiles, courtesy, service so good I did not went to get off the plane.

Judith Whitehead said...

Nope

KimoRosen said...

You need to call and speak to either a manager or Supervisor and sound distraught, if you sound nice they will do nothing, give them a taste of their own medicine. Let them know you a free lancer for the Buffalo news and guest blog on a popular blog every Sunday...

Judith Whitehead said...

Did write two complaints on southwest website and got an apology only

KimoRosen said...

call and talk to manager or Supervisor.