Economy Class AirfareEconomy class airfare. If I had to define the words, it would have to be strictly in historical terms. What it was. Because Economy class airlines exist today! Where the whole plane is the cheap seats. But they’re still better than what economy class airfare has always been; at least in my mind. You know, coach? Underneath? With the chickens and the stewardess trainees? Where you’re not fed. Where the toilet doesn’t work.
All things that are long since a memory. At least as far as I know in the United States. There are some reasons for this. I would imagine that all the Chapter 11 has gone to their heads. With customers flocking to airlines like JetBlue where they’ve done an interesting thing by making air travel a communal event: “We’re all in this together!” They’ve also lowered prices, watered down the liquor, and offered DirecTV.
Economy class flight is just cheap airfare, which you can find everywhere today. Even in the first class! Cheap air fares on economy flights to Japan are available. Some airlines off the AirTicket which gets you cheap airfare to economy or free upgrades.
Delta Air Lines offer many different levels of service but their economy better be better than someone else’s first class. They’ve bitten the bankruptcy bug so their economy airfare should stick out as pretty darn good or their customers are going to go elsewhere.
In general economy class airfare is sort of an antiquated conception. Relying totally on the class system which the upward mobility of the American economy has pulled out from under the rug (i.e.- anyone can be anything they want here; you reap what you’ve sown) economy class airfare somehow implies that certain people (the one’s who pay more) deserve better service, more features, and a more pleasant experience…on the same plane!
This is a notion which I reject and others have done the same. That’s why JetBlue keeps reporting record profits and the old, big airlines are on the block. So let’s keep classicism out of the airline and maybe one day we can all operate on a more level playing field; on land or in the air.