Ok, take a deep breath, here we go...
Because the bulk of seats are sold as part of the package, a whole holiday, you are assigned a flight to get you to the nearest airport to your final destination.
|Quoting B6sea (Reply 23):|
Not singling you out or anything, but HOW CAN YOU SIT IN THE CATTLE CAR FOR 6+ HRS???? What is yout secret? I mean, I'm only 5' 10" and I think 31" is crampt albeit do-able.
Then you must really 'lay' in your seat? I'm over 6 foot and I manage just fine.
|Quoting Jmc757 (Reply 25):|
26"?! I assure you there are no charter airlines operating aircarft with 26" seat pitch. 28" is the minimum.
26" is the minimum pitch, though no airlines I know of choose to take this option.
Ahh, chav land, beware of the Burberry!
|Quoting Planesailing (Reply 56):|
Have you ever flown with Excel Air? I am 6'2 and it was a complete nightmare. My knees had to be angled, and I couldnt get my feet under the seat infront without my knees crashing into the seat. On the return flight I had to pay more to be able to fly in some kind of comfort.
I assume this was shorthaul. Longhaul, Excel are one of the best legroom wise in the UK just below FCA
It is indeed a sad situation with the charters now, but a necessary one in this age of flying. All the airlines are slowly cutting back further and further, charging for everything they can. And, yes, whilst some of us moan, this is in fact what most members of the public want, a cheaper fare from A to B. They do not care anymore for hot towels, something that has long been forgotten on most airlines in our skies today, not charters alone. Pre-flight drinks before takeoff in Y, not going to happen even on BA
. Airlines have to save money on these unneccesary things to offer you that better fare that gets those seats filled. This is especially important more so now than ever as more seat-only fares are sold on charters.
I am sick of hearing people complaining about charters, and using them as scape-goats for the lesser frills attitude of airlines these days. Let's be honest, if many of these charter airlines kept up the services they used to whilst other airlines changed they would fall behind in the business sense, having to charge fares ludicrously expensive compared to their rivals. Many people would be deterred and i'm pretty sure I don't need to explain where the situation would eventually go. Bye bye Airline.