I've never understood this either. When the plane starts boarding I stay seated until the line is very short. The flight attendants always find some overhead space somewhere, and everything I'll want is in my personal bag that stays with me.
I assume it's just a psychological thing that first people are more important and they're moving onto the next thing sooner which feels good.
This. How about they start enforcing existing rules by imposing new ones? Saw a guy bring an acoustic guitar on a plane with him once. I pack light so I can squeeze my stuff in around shit like that.I'm sure as with all flights, no one will actually police what people are carrying-on or ensure items are placed under the seats.
Argreed. Besides the less people acting like what's in their bag is more important that people getting to their seats the better.It sounds like it would be good for those who are doing very short/light trips.
The space under the seat is actually pretty decently sized.
Alaska is in my opinion the best normal airline by a mile.
Delta is similar, but less consistent. You can have really bad Delta experiences occasionally.
But Alaska is competent, pleasant, comfortable and not nickel and dimey. And their mileage plan is easily the best in the industry. Wonder how the Virgin merge will change things.
I flew Alaska today and it seems like, for now, Virgin perks/miles are interchangeable.
At least that's how it appeared this morning when boarding. Though I'm not sure what far-reaching changes will happen.
No way they'd actually call you "good sir."Jesus this is basically spirit. Where you can make the flight as cheap as possible if you're going there with a fucking small backpack. But oh hey you're going on a trip?
- give me 50 bucks on the trip to, and 50 on the trip back. Oh what's that? Your bag is above 40 lbs which on a multiple week international trip wouldn't be unheard of? Gotta give me an extra 35 bucks for each one.
- also if your bag doesn't fit these specific dimensions you gotta pay for carry on. Another 35 bucks for each trip.
- want to choose your seat instead of being randomly assigned if you're traveling with family and want to sit together? Hmmmm gotta pay to choose your seats buckaroo. Depending on where you want it gets more and more expensive, fuck first come first serve.
- oh good sir you didn't print your boarding pass? Yyyyyyeah you're gonna have to pay me to print it for you. This company ink is very expensive.
Since when?Yes they are. Deltas plan is exactly the same. You can't use the overhead bin but you can bring a personal item that fits under the seat.
Depending on the prices, it doesn't seem that bad considering most backpacks fit under the seat just fine.
That said, AA sucks in general, so it really better be significantly cheaper.
One thing I don't understand is why being the "last boarding group" is supposed to be a bad thing and "first boarding group" being a perk. Who the hell wants to spend more time in an airplane?
I've been using flying basic economy on Delta for months now and I've brought a carry-on bag to put in the overhead bin every time, in addition to my personal item.