Likely, you have already cursed upon hearing about the latest airline travel brouhaha, this time regarding a new fee for carry-on luggage.
The Breaking News report from CNN Travel explains this new policy from Spirit Airlines (motto: we wish to kill whatever spirit you might have left for airline travel.)
(Ironically, this new policy might actually please my sister, who hates when people bring multiple, over-sized bags of supposedly carry-on luggage dimensions, onto the airplane and then delay her departure by clogging the aisle when it is time to deplane. I’ll bet she hopes they even charge more.)
This stinky news follows behind (pun intended) the report of RyanAir’s new toilet tax.
But wait…my wife has already figured out a way to avoid the new carry-on luggage charge (and, unknowingly, the toilet use fee, as well).
Spirit Airlines (motto: there is no ghost of a chance of you will enjoy yourself) has posted the new fees, which includes a few interesting exceptions to the new charges:
My brilliant—and beautiful—wife (yes, I am trying to get on her good side…for a change) hearing about the exclusions to the new fees and combined with the threat of being charged to go potty, figured out a way to avoid all these new ridiculous fees.
We will now be traveling with a specific type of carry-on bag to be placed in the overhead bin.
Should the flight attendant question whether the contents have any connection to how the luggage is labeled, especially since it will be unlikely that we will be accompanied by any infant-aged individuals, we will simply include a few of these:
We will be able to avoid both the carry-on luggage fees AND the toilet tax, and given my occasional wardrobe malfunction and the old adage that men over fifty should never trust a fart, this might not altogether be such a bad idea.
But, I think I will be on my own when it comes to subsequent sanitary service needs.