I really hate flying. One of the biggest barriers in moving to Europe for me was the thought of the long transatlantic flights I would have to take any time I wanted to go home. Flying to the Midwest from Boston for six years was bad enough.
We're going to the States this week. I was hoping for a good fare on British Airways or Lufthansa. You know, nice airlines with decent food, free drinks, and some small standard of comfort and friendliness. Instead, I ended up with an American airline: probably bankrupt with horrid food, no free drinks, and no more amenities than you'd expect on a domestic flight. And I ended up with the worst of them, apparently: USAir.
I never cared for this airline but I hadn't heard anything about their transatlantic service, so I held a modicum of hope until this morning when I found this article online while trying to get some info:
And this blog entry from only three days ago:
Crappy cabins, never on time, shortstaffed, and CRAPPY MAINTENANCE.
By the way, did I mention I am terrified of flying? After I read this article, just a couple of minutes ago, I had to go be sick in the bathroom.
Next is to check kayak and see if I can get anything last-minute at a good fare on another airline, and find out what my losses would be if I cancelled my USAir tickets.
And if I do have to take this flight and I die on it because of some cheap mother in Arizona, I will haunt the ass of everyone on this planet until they are forced to find all guilty cheap assholes and make them die in a way that is just as horrid as dying on an airplane. Only the cheap assholes will still win because they are probably older than me and will have lived longer in the end.
Crap, this sucks.