Posted July 25, 2008 by BookingBuddy
With the summer holiday season now in full swing, it’s likely we’ll be seeing fewer American tourists around these parts for the next few months. The reason for this—sky-high fuel prices and a weakening dollar.
While European airlines like Ryanair can afford to sell tickets for £1 and British Airways have just launched the business-class-only Open Skies, U.S. airlines are facing the dreaded credit crunch (which I have only just discovered is not a chocolate bar).
Speaking of tasty snacks, some U.S. carriers have implemented belt-tightening measures which include having passengers pay for all the food and drink they receive onboard. As if to rub salt in their wounds, their cheap European competitors often provide at least a complimentary packet of peanuts.
Faced with the choice of paying through your nose and having to starve through a three-hour flight, or paying peanuts and getting a free packet of peanuts, what airlines do you think most people will go with? I guess I’ll be spending all of my summer holidays on this side of the Pond this year.
(Photo: The Nut Factory)
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