Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Get in, sit down, shut up," Welcome to the Unfriendly Skies

Drunk passengers at 35,000 feet is SOOO yesterday. Now flight attendants are dealing with shoe-spitting, chest-punching, bomb-threatening passengers, pouting because traveling has rapidly become a stressful nightmare. Flights are filled to capacity, airport security is an annoyance at best and delays & cancellations are taking their toll. But there's more.
Flight attendants have seen their pensions disappear, their payroll slashed and a one-time lucrative career become little more than a minimum wage job w/benefits. I'd be a little pist too.
This USA Today story discusses how the skies have become quite unfriendly these days.