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May 13th 2011 11:10AM No way, without Charlie, no show.
Oct 11th 2010 4:56PM I actually saw something like this on a jetblue flight once. The jetblue flight was crowded and one man saw the exit row empty, so like everyone when the doors closed, he jumped into an exit row seat. One flight attendent was very nasty to him and it did cause a disruption on our flight. The attendant said if nobody paid to sit in an exit row, nobody would. People were unhappy with an empty exit row but that flight attendant didn't care. When the flight landed, everyone had to stay on board and when finally permitted to leave, that man who jumped into the seat was stopped for questioning and then released. So, this sounds like it happened again, probably same flight attendant.
May 3rd 2010 10:15AM I liked Johnny Carson, now he was the Tonight Show.
Apr 27th 2010 3:59PM Flight Safety. A flight attendant on jetblue and the pilot informed passengers that you have to pay $25 to sit in an exit row, even if that means nobody flies in a jetblue exit row.
Passengers are concerned, if nobody pays and the row is empty, who is going to assist if there is an emergency. They wouldn't even let volunteers "after" the cabin door closed. If you don't agree with this policy please email jetblue.
This was pointed out by flight attendants and the pilot on flight 598 from MCO to HPN on 4/23
Apr 25th 2010 2:32AM NEW Safety Concern.
On Flight 598 from Orlando to White Plains Jetblue Friday April 23rd, the flight attendants wouldn't let anyone sit in an empty exit row unless someone produced a credit card and paid $25. Passengers expressed concerns of "who would open the doors and assist should there be an emergency", the flight attendants did not care, they would let nobody in the row even with the concerns of passengers and one adult male volunteering to sit in the row. This caused quite a stir on the plan and bitter actions by the flight crew. They stated Jetblue's policy is, NOBODY is now allowed to sit in the emergency row unless they pay.
Apr 24th 2010 1:10AM I'd like your opinion.
Your on a major airline....an entire exit row is empty when the cabin door closes. A man offers to sit in the exit row for safety, but the flight attendants won't let anyone sit in that exit row because nobody paid the extra $25. If your willing to give them your credit card, they will let you sit there, otherwise, the entire row goes empty.
Is this a good policy or is it a safety concern? It happened tonight.
Apr 23rd 2010 7:31AM Joe, now I'm "racist" against non-beautiful people? Sharing my feelings that fat people should pay more on planes if they need more than one seat is not racist. Everyone brings up the racist word for any reason.
Yes, I feel people that cannot fit in their seat should pay for two and yes, I don't want to be squished between them, I'll tell ya what, I'll give that seat to you but it sounds like your a Fatty!!
Apr 22nd 2010 3:27PM My last comment, obviously flying often, Fat People on planes bother me, smelly people, people that put their seats back, people that have to use the bathroom so often and clog the isles, the silly snack programs.
I loved that movie with George Cloony, I could relate to his flying techniques. I also wear loafers and know how to get through the security line quickly (of course once in a while you get stuck behind a slow fatty. I pack accordingly. I have the perfect sized carry on (and I don't mind to check it to save $40 on spirit), my computer bag. I usually bring my own refreshment and if I'm flying through lunch or dinner, I bring my own sandwich. I know how to have a very smooth flight.
I think airlines need to address passenger rights.
* no recling seats in cattle class. Go to 1st if you want that.
* charge for bathrooms flights 3 hours or less. Or go to 1st class.
* no snacks in cattle class, go to 1st class if you want that.
I could go on and on. Perhaps, take all the frills out on short 3 hour or less flights and have a section designated for those that want to pay for an all inclusive perk seat package (if 1st class is not available). I'll bet if they did something like that, those seats would be empty.
So, no more comments from me, I fly often enough that I wish I only had the budget of Tony so I could fly 1st class, but I don't. I only fly every 2nd or 3rd week from Florida to NY and I'm sticking with the airline I can get an assigned seat, sorry Mark, I don't want to feel like a cow again on Southwest. jetblue and so many others do offer a great program and I think Spirit is being bold.
Airlines have to start making money or none of us will fly for so minimal of fares. I consider the short flights these days like driving in a school bus, they are all packed in like sardines and there is no class to flying anymore.
The subject does hit a nerve with me as you all can see.
Apr 22nd 2010 3:14PM Mark, you've got to be kidding.
Jetblue - I buy a ticket and always get the seat I book
Continental _always get the seat I book
Air tran - always get the seat I book
I could go on and on. I just flew southwest this weekend. I saw two fatty's leaning in so nobody would sit in the middle seat between them, WHO would want to they were so fat I don't think a child would fit. They I see a woman with her crap all over two seats saving them, oh, that number system works. Lap children stretching about, one guy saving two seats for people way back in line.
I think the southwest airline is great, but that cow call system sucks.
Apr 22nd 2010 3:09PM Yes!!! Charge for the bathroom!!! I vote yes for flights 3 hours or less. OK, your getting ready to fly, why not think and say, lets use the bathroom and freshen up, then get on the plane and relax.......but nnnnooooooooo.
Ok, the plane takes off, before hitting 10,000, some fatty needs a bathroom break. Then, when the attendants are serving all the free fatty foods and snacks nobody can live without, you have a few people in the way because, they just have to go to the bathroom.
I agree with Ryan Air and feel....start charging for the bathroom on short flights. I also think fat people should be charged more but thats another blog.
Of course, if you don't like this, just pay 5 times as much and join Tony the Frequent Flyer in 1st class.