Tuesday, September 09, 2008
A member of the sad fraternity of airlines that suck.
7 bucks for blankets and pillows? Really? I know airlines are getting squeezed at the pump because of gas prices but why don’t they just come out and charge us for THAT- I mean, I know they are, but why all the passive aggressiveness with charging us for other things- it’s like we’re being punished. Oh, you want to use the restroom? Did you know we have a “peeing on a plane” fee?
Look, this won’t effect me personally as when it comes pillows and blankets used by strangers on cross country flights before me, I will not pay more than 4 dollars, but for the rest of you out there it is becoming more and more clear that jetBlue sucks. As a matter of fact, here’s a little riddle for you…
What’s the difference between riding on the wing of a plane, and taking a flight on jetBlue? Answer: on the wing of the plane, you don’t get Vh1 Classic and a bag of crushed Doritos. That’s basically it. A couple of never-before seen live cuts from Fleetwood Mac, and a few snacks- all crushed- from the Dorito family. By the way jetBlue- in that Dorito variety snack bag- everything tastes like Doritos. Anything- you can put duck a l’orange in a bag with Doritos- will taste like Doritos.
10 hour delays on the tarmac and 7 bucks for blankets and pillows? jetBlue sucks. “Cheap flights and satellite TV” pretty quickly turned into “Vh1 Classic and bag of Doritos at 30 thousand feet”.
What Sucks Bonus…Blankets and Pillows On A Plane
I think it’s more of the principle of charging for blankets and pillows that’s gotten to me. It’s just that I thought they were free, I thought their “freeness” was intrinsic in that they have been used by complete and total strangers flying from all different parts of the country.
I guess I just always felt the basic construct was the airline telling you, “You’re cold? Well, we have this blanket here, but its been used by someone who for whatever reason, had to fly from Kansas City to Atlanta, though.” The idea that it was used being a key factor to it being free- otherwise it would be, “Oh, you need a pillow? I have one here that a guy who was flying from Vermont to Seattle to protest free trade, used- but I can’t give it to you unless you pay me 7 dollars.