Fuel/Oil prices dropped, did the air fairs?
I observe ticket prices on a particular route overseas and five years ago, it was in the area of $ 700 - $ 800, if one was lucky, even lower by $ 100.
What I am seeing now is something like double of that, $ 1500 - $ 1800 and higher. All on Economy.
On the way from there - 5 years ago to now, what have I seen...
Food served to be disgusting, charges for luggage which was free before, Allowable luggage weight decreased and now the size of allowable cabin luggage is apparently adjusted down - one needs to buy another carry-on case.
Then we have the 2-class check-in sequence. Is it efficient to load the plane from front to back - sure no, back to front would be the choice where the passengers coming in first would not interfere with the one's already at their seat stowing their luggage into the upper bins.
Nothing like this happens - first the front of the plane is loaded - first class, then business class, then the largest volume, economy after that, also in reverse, lower number rows first, obstructing the flow of incoming people with higher rows.
There are some planes where the "better" people have their own entrance door at the front.
All in all, another dehumanizing experience for the majority of travelers and the underlying reason for this is????