Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A $7 kick in the balls

Airport food is expensive. It's just one of those things that you deal with anytime you fly. But this site is not intended to rag on airport food and their outrageous prices. The intent of this site is to exploit the misdoings of Delta. So what do they have in common?

I was recently stranded in the Ft. Myers airport (RSW). It's a nice, smaller airport. Clean but with relatively few services and retail outlets. Since someone left the radio on in the cockpit overnight, we arrived for our 8:00 a.m. flight only to discover the battery in the plane had died, and they needed a new battery to be shipped from Atlanta later that morning (in another of Delta's woes, the battery did not make the first flight from Atlanta, so we waited another 2 hours b/c the $13 stock boy could not get the Die Hard on the plane in time).

So while we're waiting our excruciating 5+ hours, Delta is kind enough to offer us a $7 food voucher. Wow! How generous. Unfortunately, I had arrived at the airport in plenty of time for my originally scheduled departure to buy some cinasticks from Cinnabon. Two orders of cinasticks and a glass of milk was $14 (a meal I would normally consider a "light snack."). So you can imagine how excited I was to receive the $7 voucher from the Delta gate agent. Great. I can buy one more midget pack of cinasticks OR a can of Coke.

Screw you, Delta. I don't need your $7 insult. I'd rather just munch on a sugar packet or two.

1 comment:

  1. Im sure the pilots were unaware of the issue until they arrived the morning of departure. And I am sure that the flight leaving ATL probably left about 30 minutes after the maintenance call was put in. ATL has over 1300 departures per day. I am sure the mechanic (not stock boy - this isnt Publix) did all he could to get it there. As for the compensation it should have been more. I know that they offer more than that if it is a mechanical issue. You could have called Delta to dispute it.