Every Monday I free-write whatever comes to mind.
I can’t promise you quality. I can’t promise you the feels. I can’t promise you anything, really. Except that it will always be raw, it will always be unedited, it will always be all over the place, and it will always be me. Oh, and it will always be done in my pajamas. Always. Because that’s how I roll.
Hmmm. What to talk about today…
Let’s talk about Frontier Airlines. And how much I now officially despise them as of yesterday.
My friend and I decided to take our boys on an amazing vacation this summer, and to do so we need to fly far far away to the land of turquoise water, white sand, and palm trees that are so tall, giants just might live atop.
We got online yesterday and went to Kayak.com, our favorite place to book airfare because it just is better. But then, Kayak showed me an airline I’ve never flown before. Frontier Airlines. What is this wonder? I thought as I pleasantly breathed in their prices which were about a hundred bucks cheaper than the next cheapest flight.
Kayak, you’re on my crap list for showing us that flight. I’m using Expedia next time so that you learn your lesson. Consider it a time out.
Now, when I fly (which is for some reason often), I tend to hate discount shopping. I hate the cattle car mentality of cheap airlines. I hate flying on planes where they turn off the air when they land to save four dollars while everyone starts dripping sweat and suffering as people deplane. In other words, give me Delta for a little more, every time.
Just not this time because there was a budget to be respected, and less comfort on the plane would mean more fun on the trip.
Frontier Airlines. Sounds good. Why not. Couldn’t be worse than Southwest, could it, which by the way I swear is no cheaper than any other major airline anymore.
We clicked the button to buy the tickets. And that’s when I started despising Frontier Airlines.
We got sucked down the rabbit hole.
Now, it behooves me to tell you that I have an oppositionally defiant personality. I offer patronage to businesses that treat their customers right. And if a business treats me wrong, I will not do business with that business again until they make it right, no matter how many dollars I may save.
Let me explain how the Frontier Airlines rabbit hole works.