Not content on making your life miserable for the long hours you already spend in their claws, airlines are going to charge you for reclining seats.
My cup runneth over!
Airlines are digging around for ways to pile on more fees.
They’ll do it by pushing stuff you don’t want when you’re a captive audience and can’t get away from their advertising/merchandising,
Carriers could tap into “billions and billions of potential revenue” says Tom Douramakos, chief executive of GuestLogix Inc., a Toronto technology supplier that helps airlines sell products and services. “The airlines are only scratching the surface” with baggage and seat fees, he insists. They could become virtual shopping malls, offering captive travelers a variety of buy-while-they-fly items such as theater tickets or a handbag, he says.
It’s not enough that one has to navigate miles of duty-free shops to get to the gates, and plenty of display/print advertising along the way, now the planes will become “virtual shopping malls”?
As for “a seat that reclines more”, are we supposed to expect that we won’t be charged for seats that recline at all, the way things are going?
Suzette has more on the joys of travel.