Posts Tagged ‘airlines’

Courtesy and Respect in Air Travel

January 19, 2016 — Geico has fun in commercials with the catchphrase “when pigs fly.” But according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, flying pigs — as service animals — are not so rarified. Reporter Elizabeth Bloom describes flying over the holidays with a pig named Hamlet as a fellow traveler. What is striking about this story is the degree of courtesy and respect that […]

Is a Place to Sit a Human Right?

September 26, 2015 — As airlines test the limits of how small and cramped they can make their seats, the question is hard to dodge. At what point are they simply denying access to public transportation for people who don’t fit? Two organizations — Travelers United and FlyersRights — are waging a campaign to define a place to sit as a […]

Even Tighter Airline Seats? Yes, Four Ways

December 27, 2013 — Sitting in a standard coach airline seat makes United’s “Flyer Friendly” commercial into a bit of a joke. You know the one — an entire symphony orchestra sits in coach class and magically has enough room to play Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” There’s no mistaking this for reality TV. The thing is, it’s no joke […]