I was appalled when I read a story last week on NBC News where an airline attempted to charge a family an extra $60 so the parents could sit next to their 5-year old child.
Keep in mind, they booked the flight with all the seats together, but when the airline decided to change the aircraft for a different type with a different seating arrangement, they automatically re-assigned seats, then tried to stick the $60 fee to the family once they realized the change.
It’s garbage tactics like this that are exactly the reason we don’t even consider flying anymore. I won’t unless I really have to and the prices and fees are so outrageous that many people probably have to look into a web based lender just to afford the tickets!
The last time we flew was in the spring of 2010 when we took a family vacation down to Florida. Since then, we’ve taken a lot of different vacations and getaways and not once have I considered flying.