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Apr 15th 2010 10:57AM I'm a Democrat too and I wish that these Senators would stay out of this kind of thing -- it's just the kind of legislation that gives the Democrats a bad name.
If Spirit Airlines wants to make boarding and disembarking faster and wants to eliminate a source of stress and conflict from its flight attendants' and passengers' daily travel, then I don't think it's the government's place to stop them.
Oct 20th 2008 1:24PM Perhaps I am cynical, but I have found that I enjoy flying in coach much more when I learn to accept certain rules about life:
1) The plane will be full.
2) There will be no room for my rollaboard. If am flying on an airline in which I don't have elite status, then there will be no room for ANYTHING, even a magazine, in the overhead bin by the time I get to my seat.
3) The guy in front of me will recline his seat all the way the instant the plane reaches cruising altitude (if not before).
4) That guy will not put his seat back up when the meal is served.
5) The guy next to me will take the armrest.
6) If I am in the middle seat, then the guys next to me will take both armrests.
7) The flight attendant will pester me to close my windowshade.
8) If I am flying on Continental, they will serve the chicken sandwich.
9) If the guy next to me is female, rules 5 and 6 do not necessary apply!
Armed with these basic assumptions, I can enjoy my flight and I will be pleasantly surprised if they don't all come true!
And seriously, why does the guy next to me always get the armrest? Am I the wrong shape for airline seats?