The airlines went too far

The flight attendant bragged that we were flying in one of American Airline’s new A319 aircraft.

Really? We were squashed into three seats, where there should have been two. And when I reclined, the person behind me said I was too far into his space, which I was.

On a recent Delta flight I was on an older A319 — way too little room, again. This aircraft takes profit to a new level of discomfort and indignity.

Capitalism is a good economic system, but not when the owner class treats the lower classes like animal cargo. The best economic systems dignify human experience for everyone, not just the few.

Remember airline deregulation was going to make air travel better and cheaper? “Competition in the market place” was the owner class’s mantra as they joined hands and laughed about what they could do with additional profits. Can you say fascism?


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