Sunday, July 11, 2010
By Vanessa Horwell
And so it continues, the hating merry-go-round.
Another onslaught of airline bashing this week by several big time media outlets.
TIME gives its readers 20 Reasons To Hate the Airlines, USA Today incites readers with Airline fees: Make them fair and we’ll stop complaining and the New York Times goes to town with Airlines Play The No-Fault Card.
I’m left wondering why.
Why this week in particular? What did airlines do so differently — or drastically– to bring on the wrath of media to such a degree?
Let me clarify something. I am not a paid mouthpiece for any airline, but I am shocked by the aggression towards the airline industry by these mainstram outlets. Why are they so anti-airlines?
The only writer who actually stood up in defense of the airline industry was George Hobica, a writer who is not always sympathetic. But his commentary this week, Does air travel deserve its bad reputation? did a good job of highlighting the fact that “the skies are friendly more often than not.”
My question remains: airlines, what exactly did you do this week?