Travel Foibles: Part 8 (of too many to count) – “Premium” Seats
Since when was an aisle seat or a window seat “premium” and worth $15 to $40 more? I understand the psychology of airlines, and their addiction to the nickel and dime charges that travelers are willing to outlay. But, come on. Tomorrow, I am flying to Austin Texas. American TUS to DFW. 2;05. I have a center seat. eh, I can deal with it, because it is not a long flight. But, you would think that I have a center seat due to the fact that the plane is overbooked, or ful.
You would be wrong. There are aisle and window seats available. I just have to whip out my AMX card and buy the seat. Sorry, not gonna do that.
To me, a “Premium” seat is in a different class of service. Like First Class, or Business Class. It isn’t just a seat with only one other traveler next to me in it.
Airlines, I would be willing to pay $40 for a seat with an extra 6″ of legroom. I hate being cramped in a seat that should really have an OSHA limitation to be sold only to double, above the knee amputees and not have ergonomic issues.
Ah well, I guess I am tilting at windmills.