LAX772LR wrote:Planetalk wrote:OK, you go on living in your alternative facts universe where everything is as you want it to be, rather than how it actually is.
That's rather ironic, coming from someone who ACTUALLY believes that airlines give a damn about Y pax comfort, as anything more than a secondary consideration to any factor generating revenue or creating cost.
And you ACTUALLY believe that Boeing would invest money in widening a plane, significantly changing its structure, for a PR stunt that you at the same time don't believe will influence anyone. I would love to here an argument from you based on any kind of real world facts rather than just accusing me of being a bit dim. I've presented facts to support my argument, when you do the same, I'll listen. To answer your point, well you said it yourself, airlines do give a damn because Y pax comfort is a fundamental contributor to revenue once pax start to respond negatively. And there is a good chance this is why we don't see this information in search results, most airlines would be rather afraid of the results...
I think I'll leave it with this. I honestly don't know what you're arguing. I am saying nothing more than that I think it would be good to provide more information to passengers during booking about the difference in comfort levels between airlines. That's all I'm saying. The idea of offering this information, which would cost nothing, seems to make you very angry for some reason. If no-one cares, as you believe, well, it didn't cost anything and you get to tell me you told me so. If some people do care, they will be better off and will have better information to choose according to their true preferences. Good no? A lot of pax do care, give them the choice. I assume by now you've realised that actually the information isn't that easy to get hold of. And no, companies deciding passengers shouldn't have the information doesn't make it OK, unless you live in some kind of facist super state.
The internet is covered in bad reviews of the tighter seating arrangements. Which makes me wonder, is there anything that can be done about this? Seeing a problem doesn't have to just mean throwing your hands in the air and giving up. So some of us propose a simple idea that may help some of the people unhappy with the current situation. The world would never have made any progess in anything with your world view; it is how it is, suck it up, and hey, even if you come up with a no cost solution, I'm not interested becaue I can never be wrong so I can't allow even simple solutions that may prove me wrong.
On your first point, obviously a lot of airlines do care something about Y pax comfort, those that currently offer more pitch, more width, better food, cabin crew that treat their passengers courteously, better drinks etc etc. And a number of them already charge a premium. This would just mean that they had the opportunity to inform passengers when booking the better comfort of relative comfort levels, which to a probably not insignificant number of people would make a difference. It won't stop planes selling, it will just mean people can weight up price and comfort effectively, which is not possible now, and make an informed choice.
Anyway rather than answering my points with anything resembling factual points I guess you'll make some angry statements about nobody giving flying f**s or giving a damn, which are completely contradicted by the reality of boeing feeling it necessary to widen a plane, BA finding it necessary to widen seats, even if only by fiddling at the margins, in response to fairly well known abysmal passanger reaction.
You are against progess and innovation to improve the market, noted.