Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


(The Hassle of) Air Travel in the 21st Century II

By on April 12, 2010

So this month came the news that Spirit airlines a US-based passenger airline will be charging passengers as much as US$45 for carry-on baggage. Read about that here. This is guaranteed to add more to the hassle of air travel in the 21st century. I found the following predictions of what the airlines will be charging pretty hilarious –

In the likely even of loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down. To start the flow of oxygen simply insert your credit card.

$100 – On-Time Departure Fee; $25 – Delay Complaint Fee

View seating (formerly window seats) – $10; Access seating (formerly aisle seats – $10)

$20 to use roll-away stairs to enter or exit the aircraft in lieu of non-charge rope ladder alternative

$9 fee for bumping your head on the overhead bin as you take your seat; $3 additional penalty for looking up at the bin after you bump into it

(The Hassle of) Air Travel in the 21st Century