So if AAAAALLLLL GOOOOORRRRRE! took a wrecking ball to his mansion, composted the shards and retired to a hippie commune, you might change your mind?
IIf airline A has 34 inches of pitch with a $550 ticket and airline B has 30 inches for $500, the passengers will flock to the $500 ticket. Passengers need to start making it clear with their wallet that they are no longer going to fly lower-priced sardine airlines.
There are any number of reasons why I might not choose the cheapest flight. The arrival or departure time may be inconvenient. The layovers may be excessive. I might want to avoid a particular airport. Or perhaps the airline breaks guitars.
But there is not even reliable information, let alone a promise, of how large the seat is going to be; and there is no reason for the airline to live up to an agreement that they never made. In your example, I see only a $500 ticket or a $550 ticket, and no seat size is listed. The actual choice is between $500 for a 30 inch seat and $550 for...a 30 inch seat. If I'm lucky.
That's because their claims of enviro-superiority are like medieval "indulgences", permissions to sin without penalty. So Saint AlGore flies all over the world preaching the "Stop flying!" mantra, as if he'd never heard of Skype or Webex.
Thomas Jefferson wrote, "All men are created equal." Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. Therefore all men are not created equal and we need to go back to feudalism. Yes, it's crap. It's crap in exactly the same way that your yelling about AAAAALLLLL GOOOORRRRRE! is crap.
"Pantywaisted policies"? Fine. Swarm this land with Homeland "Security" goons to find anyone who looks a little brown, ask them sus papeles, por favor and beat the mierda out of them when they answer in English. Oh, and we want freedom and small government, too. And low taxes.
"Teach our kids Spanish"? Qué horror, que nuestros hijos aprendan otro idioma.
"Offer Spanish cable TV channels"? What have you got against the free market?
"Bilingual highway signs"? Citation needed, but yes, it's so much better to have people on the road who don't understand the signs.
Yes, we're in hock up to our necks because Greasy Spics and Scary Mooselimbs. It has nothing to do with people baying for MOAR WAR! without being willing to pay the taxes to support it. We had a budget surplus before george w. bush got in.
If you're suggesting a final solution to the Greasy Spic/Scary Mooselimb/whatever problem, then just come out and say so.
I'm old enough to remember the time before Obama, when you could speak out against the government and not have to worry about getting targeted by goons from the IRS.
Gee, when was that? Poor widdle teabaggers had to fill out a few extra forms. Opponents of george w. bush were herded into "free speech zones", pepper sprayed and busted for having the gall to oppose the War on Terra.
The Prius battery is NiMH. Some other hybrids might use Li-ion.