I would imagine running an airline is very easy — buy some planes, fly them to popular places with better service and/or lower cost than your competitors, and make millions. This does not appear to be the case!

If it were easy and simple to run an airline, we wouldn’t see all kinds of little fees and shit cropping up every time we realize American wants you to pay extra to board the plane in Group A, or get stuck in Group F (for Failure) where you will try to cram your completely reasonably-sized bag in between the three coats already mushed up in the overhead compartment along with several other wheelies.


What airline fee annoys you the most?

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