No food. No leg room. No service. As Americans already know, flying coach these days is not a pleasant experience, writes The New York Times.
Things are so awful, that today’s fliers “now view getting on a plane as roughly akin to entering the ninth circle of hell.” Hell, by the way, is multiplied by the number of children you have in tow.
Here’s what the Spirit Airlines’ chief executive e-mailed an employee who was complaining about a delayed flight:
“Please respond, Pasquale, but we owe him nothing as far as I’m concerned. Let him tell the world how bad we are. He’s never flown us before anyway and will be back when we save him a penny.”
As bad as flying is today, I started wondering what it might be like in 20 years, starting with boarding the plane: