The Smallness of Being in Economy Class

The Smallness of Being in Economy Class

FROMA HARROP –NATIONOFCHANGE / OP-ED Published: – 27 August 2014  
Economy Class

Economy Class

Wall Street actually rewards airlines that put the most passengers into the smallest areas. The fight for space on airplanes has gotten so bad it has led to physical altercations between passengers!
Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with legroom in economy class? Everything.

The middle class sees its stature shrinking in the global pecking order and in a culture that favors money over well-being. There can be no better example for this than the indignities of flying economy.

Surely, you heard the story about the United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver that was diverted to Chicago after two passengers got into a fight over legroom. 

man had deployed a “knee defender,” an obnoxious device that prevents the seat in front from going back. Several airlines, United included, ban this contraption, but the man refused to remove it. The woman sitting in front of him then threw a cup of water at him. Both were thrown off the plane in Chicago. [Read more]


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  • compton de castro  On 08/29/2014 at 5:09 am

    Ha ha !
    Small is beautiful
    Big (large) is ugly.

    America the land of the free and the brave !
    Fed by greed and avarice ..

    Soon passengers will be charged BT size and weight !

    At my cynical best
    Que sera sera

  • compton de castro  On 08/30/2014 at 6:32 am

    Children and tiny adults will benefit….the obesed will have to pay for double seats….ha ha !

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