Letter: Airlines should give customers a break



I heard on Channel Five News on Tuesday, Jan. 27, that the airlines' profits are soaring. The price of jet fuel has dropped 17 percent and they don't have any plans to pass the savings on to the customers.

I thought to myself, "You greedy, thieving crooks." They are making billions of dollars but they can't give the flying public a break. If that isn't pure and simple greed, I don't know what is. The public has more power than they realize. If enough people would quit flying for a month, you would see the prices come down. People won't do that. They are willing to put up with the airlines' bunk.

A few weeks ago it was also on the news that some woman raised a ruckus about some man reclining his seat back to the point that his head was almost in her lap. She ended up in a heap of trouble. They have the seats crammed so close so they can get more people on and make more money.

Gone are the days when you had plenty of legroom and could stretch out and get a nice hot meal. This day and age you are lucky if you get a bag of peanuts. The airlines go with the theory that they get you from point A to point B in a matter of a few hours. I guess some people are gluttons for punishment.

Ronney L. Case

Golden Valley