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June 2, 2010 9:54 pm

I disagree. There are health concerns, physical as well as mental. It could be required that if a passenger chooses to deplane, they can not reboard until called to do so, this way they would be confined to the gate area but could walk around, relieve themselves and ward off back problems, deep vein thrombosis any number of relevant and probably health concerns.

June 2, 2010 11:21 pm

Airlines should not be allowed to charge for items necessary because of factors out of the passengers control. For example: charging for blankets when the airline controls the cabin temperature, meals on flights over 5 hours long ond water when passengers aren’t allowed to bring their own from home. (as a side note: I say bringing from home because we are restricted from bringing liquids past security but are gouged when purchasing it in the terminal. Not sure whose jurisdiction that is but it too should be addressed).

Seat size and configuration (arm and leg room) should be addressed as a health issue. The inflight magazines show exercises passengers should do at their seats to prevent deep vein thrombosis but there isn’t enough room to do them.

And finally, I think it is unfair… more »

…if not criminal and discriminatory to charge exorbinant fees for carrying your pet onboard with you. The carrier is handled as a carry on bag solely by me, the airline doesn’t do anything yet they carage $100 or more each way. Again, not sure of the jurisdiction but glad to be able to mention it.

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June 2, 2010 10:34 pm

AKTraveler, thanks for the comment.

Do you think that the tarmac delay period should be the same for domestic and international carriers or should it be different?

June 2, 2010 11:39 pm

Agreed. The most frustrating thing about airline travel is the lack of space. I don’t see why they care so much about letting people game the bumping system, but not at all about personal space.

I guess the big question is, what’s DOT’s job, exactly? Is this about in-air convenience? Avoiding price-gouging? Or something else?

July 20, 2010 5:29 pm

I travel with my dog about twice a year. Because he is 28 pnds, he has to be checked and travel in cargo. It costs anywhere from $300-400 round trip to take him. I would rather be allowed to put him in a carrier that is secured by the seat belt and have him travel in the seat next to me (that I purchase a ticket for), especially if I have to pay the same or more for his ticket in cargo as I do for mine. The cost and stress of handing him over to cargo is wearing me down and I will most likely not take him on some future trips so they will loose my business. If the airlines could make their processes more customer & dog friendly, it would make travel much more enjoyable. I’m sure my dog would behave as well or better than some humans in the cabin.

July 26, 2010 7:22 pm

Note that while liquids cannot be brought through security, I have found that empty water bottles are OK and then can be filled at a drinking fountain or rest room. Also, some airports do not gouge people for food and liquids.

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