Tuesday Jun 10, 2008

Air travel he%!... Please rescue me...

Well it is official. I am in air travel he%!. My flight boarded late. An hour late. Backed away from the gate. We went to a special area where airplanes that have no place to go park. We sat for an hour and half. Then they took us back to the gate. We are now awaiting our fate. Stay tuned...

Wednesday May 28, 2008

One idea to improve air travel

Ok just got back from a short haul trip today. One the great things about regional jets is you can check your bag plane side and pick it up at the planes door when you get off. Today the no liquids strategy pushes you to check your bag and WAIT for it at your destination. How about a hybrid approach.

Check your bag as normal. This eliminates the need to lug the bag to the gate and bypasses the security line issues with fluids. Then once you are at your destination you pick up the bag plane side. This enables you to speed away from the airport with out having to wait 20-60 minutes for the bag your were forced to check.

Of course there would be some crazy pricing scheme needed to handle this. Like the 3rd and 7th bags are free but everything else cost 25.00 to handle. Unless you have flow twice in the past month. Then bags 2 and 8 are free.

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