Comment 8KES Re: Time for a change


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Time for a change (Score: 1)

by on 2015-05-04 16:22 (#8BZY)

we're getting to the point where cargo of any sort, not just dangerous cargo, is going to simply have to go on a dedicated flight rather than on a flight with passengers. And for that matter, we're not far away from the point where you are going to go the airport, have a full body cavity search, step into a hospital gown, and be tranquilized into a light stupor before the plane takes off. Only way to thwart those terrorists, and as a happy side effect, nearly-comotose people don't need to watch movies, make filthy messes of the bathroom, or demand snacks and drinks. Win-win!

Re: Time for a change (Score: 1)

by on 2015-05-04 23:32 (#8CPX)

If I could be tranquilized, for free, for the entire flight, I might fly more often. The movies, snacks, etc. are just a distraction from how horrible being stuffed like sardines into a flying can for several hours really is.

I've flown first class once, and it was brilliant. If I were rich, I'd take that route every time. Until then, sign me up for the tranquilizers.

Re: Time for a change (Score: 1)

by on 2015-05-06 10:53 (#8G0A)

The trouble with flying business or first class is that you can never forget it. Coach class sucks.

Re: Time for a change (Score: 1)

by on 2015-05-07 13:04 (#8JNH)

I'd say the same thing about traveling by passenger train, instead of flying.

Re: Time for a change (Score: 1)

by on 2015-05-07 19:47 (#8KES)

It probably depends of your country. Where I live, 2nd class is plenty of comfort for me; except in one case: the plane-on-rails, aka TGV, whose nickname is accurate in that its 2nd class really lacks space, as in planes. Well, to be honest, not as much as in planes, but it is the only category of trains for which I consider looking for 1st class tickets (the price difference between classes is generally much smaller than in planes).

But for planes, yes, please just sedate me. Nevertheless, if I have friends who might enjoy the body cavity search, as far as I am concerned, I would rather avoid it.

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