Those of my generation and older can remember when it was glamorous to fly. It was a relaxing way to travel. Most people dressed up. And meals were served at 35,000 feet.
Today, with the hassle of TSA security checks, more people crammed into a smaller space, fewer perks and the battle for overhead luggage space, flying has lost some of its luster. (Although, for me a 2 ½ flight sure beats a 20 hour drive!) As a result, passengers have become more irritable, and easily upset by inconveniences or perceived slights by others. Also the flying public is less kind and courteous.
Former flight attendant, Shawn Kathleen documents the impolite actions of airline passengers as well as downright rudeness and crudeness on her blog passengershaming.com and reported in Tuesday’s edition of the Tampa Bay Times. Continue reading