It’s not enough that the government’s TSA is a bunch of fear mongering, power hungry, jack-asses, who recently mandated I preregister my name, DOB, and gender with airlines in order to “cooperateÂ with the TSA to introduce Secure Flight, a federally mandated program designed to help enhance the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list* matching.” Â A benign program that effects my life little, but affects my psyche greatly…
… But once again, the major airlines are coordinating their price increases and policy changes in a manner which is harmful to the consumer. En mass, they’ve added ‘fees’ to high traffic travel days.Â That, to me, feels a whole lot like collusion.
While this isn’t new news per se, it is just one more example of a sick sector of business. Â While I can’t support a general socialization of the industry, I can’t believe that these companies are functioning under honest practices and someone should effectively bitch-slap them, be it government or consumer. Â I suggest the latter. You don’t need to fly, and it’s just one more reason why I’ll refuse to fly. Â Instead get to where you’d like to be comfortably and without hassle, flyÂ Amtrak.