US Airways Explores New Ways to Annoy

Posted on December 14, 2008
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One of the big downsides of residing in the Myrtle Beach area is that most of the air flight out of MYR is handled by US Airways. This flight, at least, we left on time and so far have been without incident. However, I’m not particularly happy about paying for a ticket for a flight that is in the high 3 digits, and then getting charged $5 to pick my seat to Charlotte, $15 to pick my seat to San Francisco and then another $20 to check my bag. Then, when you get on the plane they charge your $7 for a cardboard sandwich and $2 for a coke.

I’ve already dropped a fairly large amount for this flight, and I really hate getting nickled and dimed. If the flight was $50 more, it wouldn’t really matter at this point. Making me pay 3 separate transactions just to get on the plane and charging me for every little bit of food and drink begins to wear on me. Really, what happens over time isn’t that they pick up lost revenue on these transactions but that the airlines convince me not to make trips I can’t drive to.

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5 Responses to “US Airways Explores New Ways to Annoy”

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  1. Ken Kennedy on December 15th, 2008 1:26 pm

    “Really, what happens over time isn’t that they pick up lost revenue on these transactions but that the airlines convince me not to make trips I can’t drive to.” — Yep. I’m already there, and I haven’t flown since the REALLY bad nickel and diming started. Remember when people looked forward to a plane trip? Oh yeah…me neither. *grin*

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  3. Dave on December 15th, 2008 6:31 pm

    This iPhone is underwhelming.

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  5. dave on December 15th, 2008 6:55 pm

    That comment was between 5 and 10 minutes of laborious typing on the iPhone’s touch screen. How do people use that frigging thing? I left the store not only not wanting one, but wanting Apple to give me $199.

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  7. dave on December 15th, 2008 6:57 pm

    This all had nothing to do with the post at hand, but I was testing out how my site worked with the iPhone at the Apple store off Market in SF. Answer, I guess as well as any WordPress blog. But, the iPhone itself, yikes. Unless it isn’t intuitive and I was doing something horribly wrong, it is a usability nightmare.

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  9. dave on December 16th, 2008 6:24 pm

    I like this G1 better.