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Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working

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By Tracy Rucinski

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Start providing discounted ticket prices then!

I'll be happy to fly, so will many others.

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They have to continue flying or they lose their flight slots under the "use it or lose it" system. The value of these slots exceeds that of flying an empty plane.

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There is still air cargo being flow under the main deck. The less people the more cargo.

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all that wasted jet fuel-how ecological of you all! sigh

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no sympathy at all for an industry that false advertises, price gouges and treats customers like garbage. let the tiny violins play....

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Time to make one-two-three-four passenger planes!!!

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Sounds fantastic! I would love to be the only passenger.

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Sound fun but I rather be on Singapore, Thai , China , or any other airlines alone. Food is perfect , wine is o.k.and service staffs very very very kind.

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After the earthquake hit Kumamoto there were heaps of flights flying in and out of Fukuoka with only about a dozen passengers

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The two flight attendants invited Barria to sit in a first-class seat and went through the safety demonstration for Barria alone.

"I felt I had to pay attention," he said.

It's a grim situation, but that's pretty funny.

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If they will allow a single passenger on a flight to go from coach to an empty first class seat, so much for the airlines excuse that on a normal flight, if a coach passenger were to ask to sit in business/first class, it's not possible.

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@Tey, just purchase a first class seat and then you do not have to beg to get one.

Gave you a thumbs up. Don't know why anyone would down thumb ya

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Karma,  will always get you.  In this case, Karma has come at the airlines full-throttle for price gouging for little everything, squeezing passengers in their planes like sardines and charging extra for a little upgrade.   So where are all those extra bucks that they were so proudly advertising they were making off us little people who scape and save to get on their planes????  No bail outs for them to they show their books, fully.

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If I flew out of Japan now then I wouldn’t be allowed back in...

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