I mean, a lot of airlines have suspended all on-board liquor sales which makes them tons of money. That's a big step, I think.
First, the airlines should offer at least 32 inches of leg room (like Southwest) so we are not crammed in like sardines. Second, there should be a universal dress code that includes shoes and socks, long pants, and shirts and blouses that cover up the torso. Maybe if people dress like they are going to visit their mother they won't act like morons. Third, fines posted at gate area for not following the instructions of the crew onboard an aircraft. And finally, no future passenger can watch the Jerry Springer show within 30 days of flying.
Airlines are private companies, and only ONE way to get somewhere. If you don't like less than 32 inches of legroom, don't fly airlines with less than 32 inches of legroom. If your mindset is "I want the cheapest ticket possible", then comfort is NOT your concern, sorry. It is price. Well, you can't always have both. Feel free to drive, take a train, charter an uber, rent a car, etc if the airlines in your price range seem miserable to you. Everyone acts like the airlines are one entity, no they aren't, so as long as all safety and contract of carriage parameters are met, they are free to operate as they please. If people really cared, I mean REALLY cared, they'd stop flying them and the ULCC airlines would go out of business. Or, you know, utilize the extra legroom products most of them offer, the upgrade is there if you want it...but seeing as I've bought Spirit tickets on routes like MSP-LAS a few days out on mostly full flights and Big Front Seat was only a $60 upgrade and no one was in that cabin (this is the case often I find on my Spirit flights), then I guess people don't put their money where their mouth is. Having a cheap domestic first class seat just about as spacious as you'd get on a mainline carrier minus the service, and all still for much less than mainline prices for basic economy type fares in most cases, is more than reasonable.
Me, personally, I will not fly on Frontier, Allegiant or Spirit coach (Big Front Seat is fine) on flights over 2 hours unless I absolutely have to. That's a choice. I don't think it should be illegal for them to do 6+ hour flights to South America just because I wouldn't do it.
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