posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 12:21 AM
If the situation were so that every time you went shopping, you had to be "thoroughly examined" to make sure you weren't shoplifting, would you
shop? You would probably opt for online shopping, wouldn't you? Or you would make other arrangements, but you wouldn't go willingly to the
slaughter, so to speak.
Airlines are an abomination on every level. It's captive audience retail manipulation with bad food (which most people consume with gusto, for some
reason), chairs that are uncomfortable at best and cause disease at worst. The stench in most planes is nauseating. I don't know about you guys but
I don't like being packed like a sardine for hours on end while the person next to me expels gases from their assorted orifices and have a finger
shoved in another at any given time. Or then they neurotically shield their airline in-flight magazine from your gaze...because you need to read
their copy, right? There are the queues for the toilets to contend with. The planes dump fuel in the event of emergencies, if they have to land
shortly after take-off. That's pretty foul. And how much does that fuel make up of the ticket price? There are taxes galore. Airlines should go
the way of the dodo.
Then there's the airports. Airports are hugely noisy, take up vast amounts of space, and have disgusting air quality owing to all the exhaust fumes
(taxis, buses, etc., not to mention the airplanes themselves). you get the added bonus of being manhandled, poked, prodded, and occasionally violated
because....you might be a terrorist. Your luggage is opened, searched through, stuff taken out and examined for all the world to see while they
question you endlessly about why you were there and why you are here now and who are you going to see and where will you stay. All ears around you
It's none of their damned business! None of it is their business! You pay for the airlines to get you from A to B. The airports are like bus
stops, nothing more. It is not for them to judge whether I should be allowed into the country or not. That's for the embassy issuing the visa, and
if you don't need a visa then it's nobody's business. Certainly not for the guy looking through my luggage. If they find something through
x-raying luggage that looks suspicious, then sure, open it up and make sure, but don't make me travel without toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner,
moisturizer, nail cutters or tweezers. I'm a human being and I still need to maintain this body *even when I'm not at home!*
Stay at home. Give these people no funds to continue with. Kill the industry. Make them do better. Get them out of our lives.