Show Your Airline Some Love

Recent Megamergers and International Alliances Have Made Flying Cheaper, More Efficient, and Better Than Ever Before

Show Your Airline Some Love

Flying to Arizona on the eve of the recent holiday was a delight: crammed terminals, crammed security lines, crammed overheads, crammed runways, and harried airline employees imploring passengers to consider prolonging their odyssey by taking a later flight for a $150 voucher. As it happened, I was able to enjoy the pleasure of Chicago O’Hare for a few additional hours, minus the compensation; something about aircraft door trouble.

On days like that, strained airlines make cable companies and tax-collecting agencies seem like beloved American institutions. There is no fury like …

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