May 24, 2012 1:30am CST
I am one that flies occasionally; and it is just getting worse and worse. Remember what the "panty bomber" did for airport security? Well, if that is not enough, airlines now want to charge extra for either an aisle or window seat. Excuse me? I understand the higher fuel costs increase the costs for baggage, but a seat?! I really don't understand. If airlines want to continue to lose customers, the silly charges will help. I don't want to be nickled and dimed to fly. I hope they rethink such decisions and make a plan to better serve those who fly.
• United Kingdom
25 May 12
My favorite airlines are Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic. On my last trip I flew with Air Europa, a Spanish airline. I changed planes in Madrid and flew to Argentina. It was a great deal cheaper than flying into Santiago De Chile. I wanted to go there to visit a dear My Lot friend of mine. I liked flying on First Choice Airlines, a charter airline from the UK. They gave me cheap flights to the Maldives in 2005 and to Cancun in Mexico in 2006. Those flights were just two hundred pounds. I flew to Riga in Latvia in 2006 on a budget airline. I found it difficult to keep within the rules of one bag of up to 15 kilos. I had to pay extra for the airline to take my son's travel cot. It only weighed 5 kilos and it would not fit in my one bag of up to 15 kilos. Now I find the silly rules of budget airlines bothersome and annoying. I think they have a check to charge extra for hold luggage, checking in and now charging extra for a window seat or an aisle seat. That is very strange and annoying indeed. I don't understand why one ordinary seat would cost more than any other ordinary seat. I know a seat with extra leg room is nice so they would understandably charge more for that. I flew with British Airways to Hong Kong and they let me have a seat with extra leg room. I like to have a window seat.
26 May 12
The idea of a window seat or an aisle seat costing more just because of where they are is nonsense. I sit where ever I am assigned; and no matter what, I ALWAYS FEEL CONFINED BECAUSE I AM ON THE PLANE, AND I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR THAT FEELING! It makes sense to pay extra for first class and extra leg room.
24 May 12
I think they charge extra if you have it reserved, or when you check in online and reserve an aisle or window seat, and also depends on which part of the plane. But, if you check in personally, and request for an available aisle or window seat, then you don't pay anything more than what you've already booked for.
24 May 12
You are right that airlines charges more for window seat. It is better to avoid that kind of extra charges. We should also consider the fuel costs and demands in our mind. Every day availability fuel get decreases and also fuel rate get spikes. In other way they lose their customer for higher charging. Better they will increase the charges equally. otherwise they may go for alternate fuels.