Monday, December 5, 2016

Worst. Airline. Ever.

I've been flying for 40 years, and after all this time I've finally discovered the worst airline out there. What's more, I'm confident that most of you will agree with me.

I probably should have suspected a problem when I saw the new signage over the entrance at Midway Airport: "Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here." I was due to fly out of Chicago on Sunday afternoon. But my flight was cancelled, and I didn't make it back home until 1:00 am. In the end, it turned out to be for the best -- the unexpected layover let me take my daughter to the Museum of Science and Industry, which is one of the world's best science museums. I'll have more to say about the museum in my next post.

So the worst airline ever? That's easy -- it's whichever one you flew on most recently.

Update: My disparaging comment about Midway Airport was, of course, a joke. Midway is not at all like hell. It more closely resembles purgatory -- hordes of people sitting around, with no idea when they are going to get out. Then every so often an angel appears and takes away a large crowd of them into the sky. Definitely purgatory.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I'm guessing Spirit, Frontier or Allegiant.

I've never flown any of them, but they have punctuality issues, and ultra-low cost carriers are more likely to fly from Midaway rather than O'Hare.

I've flown Mexico's Viva Aerobus (never again!)which also features amenities like no assigned seating, fees for everything other than air, and punctuality issues.

My second guess is Southwest.