In the old days checking in, going through security and boarding flights took less than an hour. We could keep our shoes and belts on.
We used real silverware during in-flight meals that were served at no extra cost beyond the airline ticket price, and checked-in baggage was free. Now the check-in process takes predictably more than an hour to accommodate disrobing; in-flight meals are purchased on board and, according to airfare watchdog, checked-in baggage fees range from $15 – $100 an item.
More changes are afoot in your flying experience. Ryanair, UK just announced
- replacing seats on planes with ‘stands’ or vertical seats, charging only five pounds for the flight
- a one pound toilet tax or fee to use the bathroom in-flight
Watch this clip of the news from the Telegraph, UK.
As always, what’s next, eh? How else might the future of flight unfold?