Originally Posted by tiger02
^^^ Well, maybe then
I've always wondered why air travel is such a different experience from any other form. I was hoping someone had proposed standing-room seats in the sense that you walk up to the counter, buy your ticket like a bus or train, and get on the plane. Air travel needs to be rationalized and all players need to have federal funding cut off.
Tom, part of the issue is the huge cost of the flight. buses and trains run empty every now and again. although I have been on empty flights - this represents a huge expense to the airline. I am guessing that one flight that is half empty can eat up the profits from 5 or more flights that are full. and, if you are competing with a half dozen other lines on a route, then you can't plan easily how many people will walk up and buy a ticket.
that said - I do think that airlines don't opperate as well as they should