Squeeze more in – more cuts in standards at the airlines.
Thought for the day…”The secret of getting ahead is getting started”
“Some people are like clouds. When they go away, it is a brighter day”.
Back on one of my favourite topics..airlines. I see in the news that British Airways (BA) have become the latest airline to increase the number of seats in its aircraft. The Boeing 777 will go to 10-across seating (currently 9) and the total number of seats will go up from 280 to 332. The Airbus A320 will have more seats, up from 168 today to 180, and the Airbus A321 will go from 205 today to a new high of 218 seats. So BA has also chosen 10 across seating for the 777. And to make matters even worse, they are removing 2 or 3 toilets from economy class as well. More passengers but fewer toilets. Since SWISS airlines also introduced 10-across seating on the 777s, then I have avoided them, as the reports online about airlines who use 10 across seating have been far from positive. Not only are passengers being squeezed width-wise, but also leg-wise as well. Lufthansa’s new Airbus aircraft will actually have LESS leg room than Ryanair, and again the intial reports from passengers have been negative. And more of the legacy airlines are introducing charges for food onboard (eg. BA from January) as well as charges for checked-in baggage. All this begs the question, why pay more to fly with the legacy airlines when the service levels are less?
Today’s photo comes from northern Norway. Honningsvag in wonderful autumn light…..
and another photo from the archives….landing at Funchal, Madeira……
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