Can someone in the Government watchdog Consumer Protection Agency please help us. What is their purpose. These fees have gotten out of control. My example: I have a flight scheduled roundtrip from CLT to BWI in June. Got a great price. Thankful for that. Some family situations have changed and I have to attend a military basic training graduation that same weekend in Illinois. So I have a choice. Get hit with a rebook fee to change flight (no suitable alternatives to MDW or ORD, and/or get credit for another flight (which will not even be worth it after cancellation fee) or just watch $160 float out the window). The flight is full and overbooked already. How can they do that?? We are getting trampled on with these fees and it is never ending. We are being held hostage to time and distance by the airlines. No respect for things that happen in peoples lives that plans change. I know, just buy a refundable ticket!! Another ripoff. The Plane is still going same place, why does it cost more
And yes, depending on the angle and sunlight and conditions I can see the tail. Southwest stands out pretty clearly. British Airways from Heathrow to Miami tails are also pretty clear to me given the right angle. others are so so becaue of the color scheme.
I think there was a directive a year or two ago that had issues with the transport of Lithium-ion batteries because of overheating issues (my lap is hot right now from my li-ion battery). If that is so, why does the NTSB, FAA allow / and or Boeing for that matter equip a plane with li-ion technology batteries as standard equipment for a power source. No doubt those babies are getting overheated with the electronics suite on those planes. Hope this gets worked out without any tragedies. A nice plane for the future. But get those batteries out of there. TOO HOT..
And by the way on my previous post, I forgot to mention that the occasional go-around is spectacular, right over top of the hotel most of the time depending on how late a plane starts the go around procedure.