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Response to trumad (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:09 AM

33. IN the best of all possible worlds, yes

Then again, as with a store that runs out of the item you ordered, they can offer you either a different item or a refund. I suppose the airline could say, "Here's your money back. We didn't have enough seats filled on that plane and had to combine flights" or whatever happened, but instead, they do try to reschedule everyone onto new flights.

I don't know. I get that we pay for our flights, but airlines can't always account for scheduling. Sometimes, you have a half full plane. Sometimes, circumstances change. I frankly have more issues with the fees they charge for luggage (which is why I fly Southwest) then I do with them having to reschedule flights and only be able to get two seats together.

Again, sometimes I think we just whine about stuff that isn't worth whining about. As I tell my kids all the time, some things are worth getting worked up about. But if you get worked up about everything, no one will know when it's important anymore. The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a great teaching story. For me, this story would have made me feel bad for the people if all three of them were separated. But as long as one parent can sit with the kid for this short flight, they should teach their child that sometimes, you just have to deal with stuff and make the best of it. Otherwise, you're setting her up for a lifetime of being unhappy even when there really isin't anything to be unhappy about.

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