Many of you are already familiar with Scott McCartney's "The Middle Seat" column.
Yesterday's (edited to correct date) article (which is in The Wall Street Journal, and I do not know if it also appears elsewhere) is definitely interesting reading about "why airlines can't stop rewriting the rules for fliers." Lots of interesting info, including the sentence that made my jaw drop:
"In April, Frontier updated its policy to add flights that return to the gate among the circumstances where passengers with a medical condition or disorderly conduct will have to reimburse the airline for costs incurred, including the cost to accommodate other passengers."
Okay with disorderly conduct...that is a matter of self-control, which passengers should follow when flying, so yep, let them pay whatever to make right for other passengers. BUT, a medical condition: So, grandma has a sudden heart issue............what? She now will have to pay for the costs to handle missed connections or delays for fellow passengers? Huh? I sort of think there is not a trip insurance policy that would cover that, which could amount to A LOT.
The above is just ONE of many tidbits in the column. Worth visiting your library, if you do not subscribe. You MIGHT be able to Google his column and access it on line.
My household is not currently in the traveling mode and are thankful we made it a priority to do all the traveling we did when we did it, but someday, yes, we want to travel again when we feel it is safe. In the meantime, we are reading/watching.