Tuesday Jun 10, 2008

So how many bags can fit in a Mercedes SLK ???

Well needless to say I am not checking my luggage today. On the way into the airport I saw this nice silver Mercedes SLK outside the airport. As I am walking by I see a young couple eyeing the car. Well one was observing the situation. The other was working his butt off. It would seem the Ms. came to visit with 2 gargantuan bags. The young lad was trying to close the trunk lid of the car. He only had one bag in the trunk. He was having no luck at all. I see them leaving the SLK at the airport and renting a large car. I wish I had the time to continue to watch that event. Too funny.

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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