07.13.08 Not Flying with US Airways
As in arriving on an originating flight an hour late and not finding your connecting flight anywhere on the flight board.
As in going to the planned departure gate and seeing no information about your flight there, either.
As in being scowled at by overworked and underpaid ground staff, who either have no information to give you or no interest in giving it to you.
As in sitting in an airplane that hasn’t backed away from the gate, though you’ve been sitting in it for almost an hour.
As in no snacks, no beverages, and $15 per bag checking fee.
It’s not just US Airways, of course. It’s the entire stinking industry.
For today, though, I am the victim of this particular airline.
Next time I have a trip of less than eight hours by car, that’s how I’ll travel – gas prices be damned.
(See, I told you this blog would not be only about politics!)
–Philadelphia International Airport, 10:50pm
©2008 Keith Berner