Complicated booking classes

Oh no. Semantics. We recalled a year back we were looking for cheap flights from Newark to various destinations within the US. And it was so complicated. From booking classes (first, coach, basic) to seat location (main cabin, aircraft wing, pilot’s lap etc), to seat choices where you pay extra… so many options to have to choose from.

And then for us who are used to NOT paying for checked baggage, darn they charge US$25 per piece! In some cases, you might choose a seat where you pay more but don’t get any more service than the fella sitting next to you. Who could have paid what – like a hundred dollars less. And it borders on misleading the consumer.

This article some months ago illustrates this issue.

And today we what we want to focus upon is simplicty. Decluttering. You know in our daily lives we strive to live simple. Less complex is better. Get rid of unwanted stuff or those that do not really add value. Can airlines do the same in the way they offer their product? Afterall, it is first and foremost about getting people from point A to B. Safely. And comfortably where possible however you define that.

Getting ‘freebies’ is really nice, and let’s be honest who doesn’t want them? But we have to remember airlines are businesses too. So yes, they do want to profit from the endeavour of getting you (and us) to our desired destinations. We respect that. Surely they can get back to basics and KISS? You do know what that means right?

Don’t you think it is time for airline to declutter their complicated booking classes and options?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

10 thoughts on “Complicated booking classes”

    1. Well clicking to choose seats is one of the most harrowing experience these days we suppose… you never know which one will cost a lot more and if you’d give up and just let them allocate you the middle seat!

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    1. Its like our red dot’s taxi fares… until uber and grab came along… heheh. But we don’t have competition to budget airlines. They are all out there to charge for every conceivable “service” or “amenity”. Perhaps they should offer a credit to those who take the seats next to the aircraft toilets?

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  1. I’d welcome a return to being quoted one single price and knowing that for that price I could check in a bag, take on board a bag, far a drink and a snack and be guaranteed a sensible seat. Like air travel used to be back when I first got on a plane in 1966.

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    1. Oh you wish! LOL
      Appears we might soon need to pay for the air we breathe or use of the toilet soon! Betcha that the airline executives are looking at how to charge for those!

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