I do not miss traveling
Commercial airline industry has poisoned the well. DHS/TSA have poisoned the well some more.
Commercial air travel was great in the 1980s, but that time is long over. I guess it was by happenstance, since airline deregulation happened in the 1970s and there's the usual lag before the shitty results present themselves
There was never a grace period for DHS/TSA; they immediately made bad shit WORSE.
@yakkoj me in 2002: "ugh i can't wait until they calm down and this bullshit is over" / me in 2019 when it's somehow even worse: "gee i wonder why airlines are dying"
@robey yeah, the whole "your airfare is $9 plus $600 in fees plus a $50 fee for your carry-on" thing has really turned me off, too
@yakkoj not to go too deep on this, but i feel like this is a constant problem in late capitalism .... once something becomes a commodity (power lines, flights) there's no way to distinguish "competitors" since they sell exactly the same product, so they resort to price trickery
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!