Thursday, December 03, 2009

Get Ready to Pay More to 'Save the Planet'

As if you didn't have reason enough to oppose further climate scam regulations, here's another.
Frequent fliers could be heading into turbulence if the worldwide push for new carbon regulation goes forward -- with fuel costs set to soar and the cost of a flight to London more than doubling, a new study concludes.

The cost of a round-trip flight from New York to London -- what well-heeled business types might consider a simple hop across "the Pond" -- would rise by a whopping 140 percent, according to a study in New Scientist magazine.

Nonstop flights from La Guardia to London's Heathrow Airport for New Year's Day were going for $800 online yesterday -- meaning the cost could soar to $1,920.

Electricity prices would jump 15 percent, enough to sock a family's utility bill.
Plus, as a special added bonus, thanks to the Democrats you'll pay through the nose for your "free" health care.

If you're really fortunate, once you pay double for your airfare, you might be seated next to this guy.

Is the photo legitimate? Well, read this.
This is sent to me with the absolute assurance that it's a genuine picture taken by a flight attendant at American Airlines. The F/A took it to show her manager what was happening on the aircraft (757???) and why she was unhappy about it. Seems the guy paid for only one seat and the gate staff let him board.

You can see the F/A's point of view - how the heck is s(he) supposed to deal with it. Sympathise with the guy or not, he's a major safety hazard in an evacuation, a gross inconvenience for the cabin crew, and I would suggest a totally unacceptable travelling companion for the guy next to him.

I don't know what the actual outcome was but it seems unimaginable that he was allowed to fly in the end. Not that anything on a commercial airline is actually unimaginable, but close anyway.
In the comments there's this:
This was taken by a friend of mine.

1) Yes, it's real.

2) The "big" passenger was allowed to stay.

3) The guy in the middle seat was pulled from the flight and given $$$ voucher for future travel + f/c on the next available flight.

4) AA is one of the wimpiest companies I've ever worked for - they are ***terrified*** of lawsuits!

AA Flight Attendant

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