Sunday, June 1, 2008

Airlines Charge Extra for Landing on a Runway

Today air carriers announced that in addition to charging extra for checking luggage in for your flight, passengers wishing for the plane to land on a runway will have to pay an additional $20 per passenger.

Airlines CEO's stated that airline passengers for too long have enjoyed the luxury of runway landings as part of the price of their ticket for too long. Runway landings cost airlines hundreds a day in tire costs, an expense that airlines can no longer afford due to raising fuel prices or whatever excuse you would like to choose for this month. This expense is going to have to be passed along to the passenger to avoid raising ticket prices which might prompt people to quit flying, thus making them less pissed off and perhaps enjoying their families and friends more, something the airlines would like to avoid.

Airline CEO's believe that $20 is a small price to pay for the added luxury of landing on an actual runway. When asked what would happen if some on the airplane didn't want to pay the fee, how would that effect the passengers on the plane who did pay for the runway landing. The air carriers explained that any passenger who does not wish to pay for the runway landing would be thrown out of the airplane "as close to landing as possible". In the event no one on the plane wished to pay the runway landing luxury fee the plane would make a landing as illustrated below.

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4 comments:

Em said...

Watta heck!!!

James said...

Maybe it would be easier and cheaper for the airlines to figure out a way to pass out parachutes so that we could jump out of the plane to save time, that way they could land on any runway they want.

Xanavier said...

Better idea. Trains.

Gagik said...

I think they idea by the gentleman was good, just throw out passengers on the way, and charge $30 for parachutes. If not paid throw them out without it....

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