Hipmunk already sorts flight options by “Agony” – why not include in that Agony calculus an aircraft’s configuration and provide travelers with more opportunities to maximize their in-flight comfort and put focus on the airlines’ efforts to continually add more seats?
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Some problems are exceptionally difficult to solve. And then there are problems that seem like they should be relatively easy to address, but never actually do get solved. Like, for example, the problem of airline seat recline and how it should be handled by passengers.
When Apple introduced the iPod and the iTunes store it effectively brought a la carte pricing to the music industry. And the world rejoiced. So why is it that travelers feel nickeled and dimed to death by the airline industry’s growing use of an a la carte pricing model?
Has it become Delta’s policy to move the infrequent flyers to the back of the bus so as to free up the best seats for the passengers with status? Discussion ensues, and then, without warning, a full-blown analogy battle breaks out.
Evidently, low cost carrier Jet2 has a seating policy that states – and I’m paraphrasing here – you wants to sit next to your SO, you pays to sit next to your SO. But some travelers have a sneaking suspicion Jet2 might have taken this policy to the next money-making level.
Which service elements are most important when booking a long-haul flight in economy? Several Air Canada and Lufthansa flyers have added some class to the discussion.