Very rarely will the attendant at the ticket counter waive the fee, but that’s as often as a customer at McDonald’s passing up the super size option. On the flip side, while checking in for a return flight, one attendant threatened to charge me double for escaping the bike fee on my outgoing flight. I talked her out of it, but silently wished the cow a life of unsuccessful dieting.
Sometimes it would actually be cheaper if I bought two round trip tickets and traveled with my bike in the seat next to me, but the chain rings are considered a deadly weapon so that’s not an option.
Well, guess what? My bike and I are still going to have to pay extra to travel with our steeds, but the scales are about to balance. The fellow passenger over-flowing into your middle seat may finally have to pay extra for his gluttonous lifestyle just like I have to pay extra for my healthy lifestyle.
Read it and weep O captain of the couch.
The fuel crisis and the obesity epidemic are apparently secret lovers.