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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 07:59 PM
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34. Al Jaffee is the smartest man in America
Al Jaffee, who helped found MAD Magazine, did an article in the 1970s on "future no-frills air travel gimmicks" where he discussed things like selling ad space on the seat backs, setting fares by weight of the passenger, charging per bag and selecting equipment based on the tickets sold--400 fare paying passengers put a 747 on the route, one passenger got a biplane.

They haven't started pulling out the biplanes yet, but they've done everything else.
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  -Charging for CARRY-ON's and for TOILET VISITS are actually not the Air Lines most lucrative ideas..( Mira  Apr-14-10 02:35 PM   #0 
  - ...  CaliforniaPeggy   Apr-14-10 02:37 PM   #1 
  - I only travel on the airlines that have free wine  Rosa Luxemburg   Apr-14-10 02:38 PM   #2 
  - On every trip I have taken to Europe I have had free wine.  CTyankee   Apr-14-10 03:09 PM   #8 
  - Those are the SINFUL countries!  Rage Inc.   Apr-14-10 03:25 PM   #13 
  - Not only THAT, they sit around in cafes drinking at all hours of the day and night!  CTyankee   Apr-14-10 03:33 PM   # 
  - SAS has really good service, or they did. Good food flying home too.  uppityperson   Apr-14-10 07:53 PM   #30 
  - BA is good too  Rosa Luxemburg   Apr-14-10 09:57 PM   #42 
  - KLM gave us free Heinekens on the way to Amsterdam  Initech   Apr-14-10 07:58 PM   #33 
  - But they don't charge you for pissing on the floor in front of your seat  gmoney   Apr-14-10 02:38 PM   #3 
  - where can we buy astronaut diapers.....beat em at their own game  Gin   Apr-14-10 02:45 PM   #4 
  - My favorite trick - so you can maybe avoid a person  Mira   Apr-14-10 02:49 PM   #5 
  - A GREAT TIP: before placing toilet paper...  rfranklin   Apr-14-10 03:19 PM   #11 
  - Been there... but did not want to talk about it. No further text.  Mira   Apr-14-10 04:34 PM   #21 
  - I prefer the pile of fake plastic dog poo trick  pipi_k   Apr-14-10 07:42 PM   #28 
  - Try one of these.  wolfgangmo   Apr-14-10 03:26 PM   #14 
     - That youtube is hysterically funny.  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-14-10 05:34 PM   #24 
  - No, in that case you'd be charged with terrorism.  FiveGoodMen   Apr-14-10 04:31 PM   #20 
  - This is whining, plain and simple.  jpljr77   Apr-14-10 02:49 PM   #6 
  - I think you're wrong.  Toucano   Apr-14-10 03:15 PM   #10 
  - Yeah, well they'll rethink that toilet fee  madamesilverspurs   Apr-14-10 03:00 PM   #7 
  - Toilet fees are discriminatory against elderly and women  mainer   Apr-14-10 03:12 PM   #9 
  - How do you prove a bladder infection?  Mira   Apr-14-10 04:30 PM   #19 
  - Doctor's note? At least pregnancy should be pretty easy to demonstrate.  mainer   Apr-14-10 04:36 PM   #22 
  - Not to mention menopausal women  pipi_k   Apr-14-10 07:47 PM   #29 
  - We are going to let you sit in the aisle seat  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-14-10 07:55 PM   #31 
     - Folks are going to hold the door to let the next person use the toilet for free  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-14-10 07:57 PM   #32 
  - Also discriminatory against people with bowel disease. That's ADA stuff there  BlancheSplanchnik   Apr-14-10 09:31 PM   #40 
  - Gerard Finneran won't stand for this. n/t  DefenseLawyer   Apr-14-10 03:25 PM   #12 
  - It's pretty simple really  Spike89   Apr-14-10 03:33 PM   #15 
  - I don't have a problem paying for extra bags but the PEE FEE is a little over the top.  progressoid   Apr-14-10 03:43 PM   #16 
  - Are you aware this is the CARRY ON bag? they want to now charge for.  Mira   Apr-14-10 04:17 PM   #17 
  - They're quite ham-handed in their approach to fees  customerserviceguy   Apr-14-10 04:21 PM   #18 
  - pay to pee?  mrs_p   Apr-14-10 04:41 PM   #23 
  - I read yesterday it was an Irish airline  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-14-10 07:09 PM   #26 
  - ryanair which no one flies anyway so the whole discussion is silly  pitohui   Apr-14-10 08:01 PM   #37 
     - thanks for the info!  mrs_p   Apr-14-10 09:53 PM   #41 
  - total weight  guyton   Apr-14-10 06:56 PM   #25 
  - I paid to pee in European train stations decades ago.  SmileyRose   Apr-14-10 07:14 PM   #27 
  - That's one thing about Europe that I couldn't get used to.  Initech   Apr-14-10 08:01 PM   #36 
  - Al Jaffee is the smartest man in America  jmowreader   Apr-14-10 07:59 PM   #34 
  - As a retired airline captain, I'll tell you the profit center: EtOH  DemoTex   Apr-14-10 08:00 PM   #35 
  - oh i have a theory the liquid bombers were in the pay of jack daniels  pitohui   Apr-14-10 08:05 PM   #38 
     - Much truer than you think ..  DemoTex   Apr-14-10 08:50 PM   #39 
  - Oh shit.  Canuckistanian   Apr-14-10 09:57 PM   #43 
     - Thinkin' of goin' somewhere? N/T  Mira   Apr-14-10 10:29 PM   #44 

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