[QUOTE=delmarjohn;1033228]I feel the opposite,I would sacrifice convenience in order to send a message,travel should never be a gotcha enterprise,pricing should be clear and up front,If you wereto purchase a blouse at nordstrom,would you be happy if after the fact they said the addon fees ,like using the dressing room,or electricity cost surcharge because you shopped when electric rates for that day were higher,no i am a one price guy,tell me the costs i am usually not a happy camper when there is a surprise,like oh you paid for travel,now you must pay for the seat to travel…[/QUOTE]
We disagree. I pay for service and convience every day of my life. I go to a corner store near my house and pay $1 more for this and that and could care less. The people service the heck out of me, are friendly and it’s close to my home.
I could have EASILY waitied and booked Soutwest and flew out of philly and saved some money. I CHOSE not to do that because I like the Atlantic City airport. It’s small, easy to navigate and the staff is always pleasant. I am a terrible flyer and having this nice experience BEFORE the flight helps immensely. Also, my GF is coming with me with her 6 year old son for her first trip to WDW. She is only staying 5 days (I am staying ten) and I thought her traveling back to the AC airport would be easier. The luggage claim is mere foot steps from the gates and it will be easier for her to be picked up curb side which is directly outside the door of the baggage claim. Navigating the Philadelphia airport with a small, active child alone is no picnic for a seasoned traveler, let alone a new traveler.
I was not happy about the surprise fees the first time they started them. I was already booked and would have lost more than the price of the extras if I cancelled and rebooked elsewhere. I chose to fly them this time knowing I was going to pay all of the above.
To each their own.