spoil it for the rest of us. Complaints like the following devalue legitimate concerns and injustices that the airlines inflict on us.
BTW, I found all of this at http://www.planetfeedback.com
1) The airline charged them an obscene walk-up fare when they had to go somewhere at short notice.
God, it's as if these idiots don't know about the law of supply and demand. They think that they're entitled to low prices all the time? Hell, no! Honestly, these dipweeds need to get a lesson in economics. Industries with high fixed costs have high risk and consequently demand higher return.
2) Their flight had no meal service/the seat was too small.
This sort of thing reveals the average airline passenger's basic illiteracy and obesity. I mean, god, can't you read that no meal will be provided on your goddamn ticket confirmation? And who among us is surprised that the average coach class seat is too small for the average passenger's lardy ass? Buy a bag lunch and eat it ahead of time.
3) The airline lost their luggage.
Gee, you'd think that three generations of stand-up comedians would have beaten that horse into everybody's memory: You can't trust airlines with your baggage! God, it's been over 90 years we've had scheduled air service and people still entrust their laptop computers, musical instruments, and surfboards to airline employees and then act surprised when they come back in less then pristine order.
The next one is my favorite.
4) The flights were delayed due to weather or ATC problems and the airline made the unconscionable error of not giving them first class airfare on another airline, or a Cadillac rental car to get to where they wanted to go, or a hotel suite and gourmet meals when they were delayed.
Yep... we all know that even if the delay is out of the airlines' control, they're still responsible for all the consequences of it. In any other situation this would be ludicrous. I exist under the control of Dartmouth College, which has posited to give me a first class Ivy League education. If my grandmother dies and I have to go home for the rest of the term, should Dartmouth send my professors from Lebanon, NH to Yardley, PA in order to continue my education? No - but these idiots seem to think that it's neccesary.
I'd like to note that all of these complainers say they fly WAY more than their incompetence about air travel suggests. They all say that they fly 6-10 times a year on full fare tickets. I fly maybe 3 times a year on discount fares. I know that it's cheapest to fly on Tuesday and to book ahead of time and also to get a sandwich in the airport restaurant. Yet the obvious seems to be obscure to the passenger dullards who post on that site.
The worst part is that they ask for obscene compensation. All over that site I see people asking for complete refunds, tickets to Hawaii, first class airfare to Bali... it makes me SICK.