Thursday, February 25, 2010

Airline Rant….

Okay so I have to fly home. And home is in Illinois. Now if I lived in a booming metropolis my airfare would have been half the cost. But oh no…I come from BFE, nowhere, IL – thank you very much.

So on top of being violated out of $600 for a flight and a car—I also have to get up at the ass crack of dawn to return my car and check in. And you know that might not even be accurate since I have to be at the airport (20 miles away, mind you) by 5:00am. HELLO….do these people not know that seeing two 5’s in one day should be against the law—I’m just sayin’ that’s an ungodly hour.

Now that all being said, I could have taken a flight at a normal hour, say, oh around 8:20am, if I wanted to pay $200 MORE. Will someone please enlighten me—‘cause I just don’t get it.

I love my family and friends, really I do. But this is why I haven’t been home in like 4 years. But alas I don’t have much choice as I have family stuff to take care of.

Anyway, that’s what has a bee in my bonnet and I find it ridiculous. But before I leave, lest I forget to mention that I also have to pay $25 each way should I want to bring a bag. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!! Wanna know why this is upsetting, because the people in first class and business class are able to bring on 3 – yes I said THREE, bags @ 70 lbs each. Here’s an idea – they can afford to fly first class, let them pay, or better yet, only let them take 2 bags, so I can take 1. I really don't think that's too much to ask for--do you?

Aren’t you glad you stopped by to see me? Soon I’ll be “Leaving’ on a jet plane….” Hum along why don’t you. It will be the only entertainment I’ll have on this trip since that and food can also be purchased on the flight.

Ciao for now


Brandy W said...

I can never read those word to the song without singing them in my head and remembering Armageddon.

I feel for ya on the flying honey and I'll be thinking of you while I'm driving across the US with the wee widgets.

Liza said...

Sorry Southwest doesn't fly to your home airport. Bags fly free with them. I've been able to avoid the airlines that charge for bags so far, but not sure it will last.