Sunday, September 17, 2006

Charges to Charge

I came across this information a couple months ago, and forgot to post about it.

It seems that some of the international carriers intend to add on a service charge for passengers who choose to purchase tickets by using a credit card. Air France and KLM are apparently leading the way with this idea, and others are likely to follow right behind them.

So just how in the hell are you supposed to pay for your ticket?

You pay more if you need to actually talk to a person, so people are making travel plans online. If you're making travel plans online, you're going to need to use a credit card and pay more for that. Here's a happy note to all of this: no additional charge if you're doing a wire transfer. Whoopppeee!

Next concept is that the fees will only be added on to the rock bottom priced economy fares. OK, I guess those prices aren't so rock bottom after all.

Yes, I realize that credit card companies charge fees to the airlines for using that service. But when virtually every way a passenger has to pay for tickets comes with an extra charge, it seems like there's a very simple answer ----

Raise the price of the ticket to fairly reflect the cost! That let's everyone know right up front what travel is going to cost. Aren't you sick of finding a great price, only to have it become not so great after all the add-on fees are included?

But hey -- that's just me!


Monday, September 11, 2006

September 11th

Let today be a day to remember, grieve, and heal.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

What is There to Envy

People have told me that they envy me my job, my sense of adventure, my willingness to try something new.

This little quiz sums it up quite nicely, what they really envy is my confidence. Being a Flight Attendant, and taking in stride the ups and downs of travel, really does take confidence.

What do people envy about you?

People Envy Your Confidence

You have the attitude and self esteem to take on anything. Failure is beyond not an option for you - it doesn't even cross your mind.
People envy your ability to take on any challenge ... and they're secretly afraid you think you're better than them. You don't. You're just sure of yourself.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bathroom Help When the Seatbelt Sign is On

I don't know how I could have missed this report out of the Sidney Morning Herald last month.

A physiotherapist suggests that all women need to do to control their need to got to the lavatory is to vigorously scratch their leg:

"If you scratch or rub the back of your calf for a few moments, really
vigorously, you may interrupt the message from your bladder to your brain just
long enough for you to make it to the toilet."

This is something to keep in mind when the seatbelt sign is turned on.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Seen on Board

T-shirt seen onboard (worn by a voluptuous young woman):

"Mature Audiences Only"