Oh this is too much!
British Airways is charging for the of choosing your seat in the plane.
Cory Doctorow of course posted a fun question: What happens is I fly with a 2-year old?
I say: BA, I will NOT risk being nanny to other passengers – and since I really don’t care enough to read ALL your press releases I’ll just read what gets tweeted and re-tweeted enough – ergo, I’ll be scared of having to babysit – and I’ll instead choose another flight!
I see two scenarios:
I pay to get MY seat – then a family “forgets” and I have a child next to me.
Do I a) change with one parent and by doings so pay for a seat I don’t really want
or b) sit next to the child and hope to god it’s a well behaved one
I do as I always do – pick the best available seat and hope that no one paid to sit a long way from a 20-something Swedish girl and end up next to me?! 🙂
Congratulations – you got a lot of PR – but you don’t really get it, do you? 🙂