That previous post (#2) did nothing for nobody.
Reply #1 was even less impressive.
And Airtahitinui you are quite right when you say that traditional airlines have a quieter cabin with more disciplined travelers than LCC. If you ever had an obnoxious 6 year old spill orange juice all over your white dress: and the parents don't even apologize - you'll know exactly what I mean! It was horrid then, but now I can laugh about it
Yeah, my sister had this exact experience on DL
. Except it was her own
Which is why LCC's serve a purpose, however if they continue, there won't be an option for those who care to endulge.
I don't normally pay attention to who writes posts, but this is characteristic of your fatalistic, black-or-white look at the industry, BGG... There will be various types of airlines in the future. The problem is that LCCs have focused on niche marketing while the legacy carriers are trying to be all things to all people. Trying to be all things to all people is a quick way for a company to enter bankruptcy, which many legacy carriers have already done.
I really feel like a broken record sometimes, but here it is again folks: market economics. market economics. and guess what? market economics.
Looks like NW
are doing very well at facing those market forces. Granted neither one made money last year, but each was much closer than the other four major Legacy carriers...
c) cannot ever bump me up to a better class (much needed on long and crowded flights, especially when you travel each week)
You claim to live in Brooklyn. That means you're just a few miles from La Guardia and Newark is a short connection through Penn Station away. So you have AirTran as an option, and they have a business class product. JFK
is only a few miles from you as well, and HP
serves it; they have a biz-class product. YX
serves La Guardia, and flying through MCI
you get only
First Class product, and some flights through MKE
are still only First Class.
e) I find seat pitch to be better overall on non-LCCs. I really do like the MRTC.
Never flew Vanguard, huh? MRTC was our standard
seat pitch. That's why our MD
-80s carried 132 instead of 152 pax. Other LCCs have larger seat pitch, and some of the Legacy carriers I've flown are pretty G*d-damned cramped.
f) requires that I almost always fly in and out of an inconvenient airport which means less rental car selection and longer lines if the flight is packed.
are inconvenient? MDW
is inconvenient? Sure, not every LCC serves every airport, but that will change as these airlines grow.
g) has annoying/obnoxious people making up most of its customer base.
I'm sorry, but this is universal within the industry. As long as the Legacy carriers keep undercutting the LCCs on fares for leisure travelers, you'll see crying babies and loud-mouth morons on every airline.
I've flown all major US carriers except NW and CO (which I will fly in two weeks) and only one LCC (unless you count Song, then its two)
Wow, this really gives you a depth of knowledge for all the LCCs out there.
If you couldn't tell the sarcasm of that statement, well, let's just say I intended it to be dripping with irony.
USA 3000 is hardly an example of an "average" LCC in this country.
And yes, unfortunately you find people flying today who are frankly less-than-desirable. But I'm sure that in the days before the LCCs, there were plenty of people who wore white robes and hoods who flew (though they were disguised as regular, intelligent people I am sure).
How much more comfortable is your assigned seat if you are assigned a middle seat?
I've often wondered this myself. I just wasn't sure how to phrase it. LMAO!
Honestly, LCCs aren't that bad, and every year they each introduce something to improve their service or otherwise make the experience better.
Stop complaining and enjoy the lower fares.
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