Hey all. There are two new posts up on ASK THE PILOT...
1. Economy Class, Done Right! The woes of steerage, and six ideas to make it better. A look at economy, from PeoplExpress to the present.
"...If you ask me, what makes economy class uncomfortable is only partly to do with legroom. It's more about the shapes of the seats themselves, and the terrible ergonomics of the surrounding space. Each time I settle in to an economy chair, I silently wonder what malformed extraterrestrial it apparently was designed for..."
2. Have Pillow, Will Travel: I’m vexed and perplexed by the widespread phenomenon of teenage girls carrying giant fluffy pillows onto airplanes.
"...I'm uncertain when exactly this trend got started, but you see it everywhere. Granted it’s a helpful idea, now that many carriers no longer dispense even tiny, non-fluffy pillows on all but the longest flights. The trouble is, people like me are out of the club. Grown-up men can’t walk through airports with giant fluffy pillows unless we’re willing to get laughed at. We’re stuck with those stupid inflatable neck brace things..."
Both new stories are on the home page, here...
-- Patrick Smith