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    Exclamation Why flying is so expensive.

    @Danke , do something!

    You only get paid $6 bucks more a flight hour than Ta'shawna serving drinks in the back?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    @Danke , do something!

    You only get paid $6 bucks more a flight hour than Ta'shawna serving drinks in the back?


    First year pay used to be pretty low, but that is not true for most outfits now with the pilot shortage.
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    What about the extra fee they charge, so you can sit next to the person/s you are traveling with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    @Danke , do something!

    You only get paid $6 bucks more a flight hour than Ta'shawna serving drinks in the back?


    He gets to spend half of the time sleeping off his hang over on auto-pilot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Rogue View Post
    What about the extra fee they charge, so you can sit next to the person/s you are traveling with?
    That's more like a discount for not requiring a block of seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    @Danke , do something!

    You only get paid $6 bucks more a flight hour than Ta'shawna serving drinks in the back?


    A full flight Chicago to Tokyo is around 100 gallons of fuel/passenger.
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    The reason flying is so expensive is people expect to buy a ticket tomorrow and be there yesterday. We always flew to NYC when our kids lived there because it's not a place you can just drive to and park. Now they live about 5 hours away and we just drive. By the time you do the pre-check in and go to the airport 2 hours early for a flight that will be 4 hours late, flying is not worth the hassle to go anywhere we would care to go.

    I appreciate people who can fly aircraft, but the whole experience is a waste of time these days due to government regulation. As it happens, Danke, I live near our airport and when I see planes I say a little prayer that you and your crew will be at your best and everyone will arrive at the destination safely and on time.
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    Actually flying commercial airlines isn't very expensive, comparatively. Prices have come down quite a bit due to competition and deregulation and technological innovation / efficiencies.
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    I don't know that we will ever fly again. 9/11 was a real game changer. The whole airport experience and the cramped flights take an emotional toll. I don't have the mental bandwidth to do that very often. My time has value to me, and I would rather have spent an extra four hours playing with grandchildren than coloring at LaGuardia.

    JFK is even worse. The last time I flew out of there I looked up and saw a pigeon sitting on a railing above a restaurant. I took a picture and texted my husband, "This place is so ignorant, even the pigeons can't take off."
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