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Misery or Luxury in Today’s Airplane?

Airlines take miserable over luxury for $$$ unless you have the $$$. Over the years there have been many changes in the amenities and comfort provided by the airlines to its customers. Leg space in the main cabin has decreased. One the last fight I took to Africa from the USA felt so tight my short legs were still crowded. I felt sorry for anyone with long legs.

First class was almost looking worth the increase in cost. The first class patrons were in seats that laid back with fluffy blankets where they were comfortable for the long flight. They had meals, pillows, and snacks. But I had to remember I had a choice.

In the past ten years airlines started charging for food, scrunching the seats, charging for blankets and pillows, and making you decided if you can wear the same set of clothing for several days to avoid the fee for checking a bag.