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krichek

join:2004-02-15
Roseville, CA

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Ok...

I've got one question for those that think its perfectly ok for the Airport to charge you $3 to plug your laptop in for 30 minutes.

Would you be upset if they charged you $3 for a glass of water if you supplied the cup?



JoeOnSunset
Doublethink Is Doubleplus Ungood.
Premium
join:2002-11-25
Ormond Beach, FL

Right on. Why do so many of the comments here point out the obvious and irrelevant, "They have the RIGHT to do it, so stop complaining! You are not entitled to free power!"

As a consumer, one can and should complain when one is overcharged, gouged, or otherwise given poor service. Certainly they have the right to charge whatever they want for use of their outlets, or ban the use. That doesn't mean consumers should just shut up and take it!

I hope there will be lots of complaints generated in person at DFW for this. Also, if you fly through, write a letter afterwards. These type of "slap-in-the-face" fees are always unpopular when introduced, but, too often consumers eventually become sullen and resolved to getting hosed this way.

Make noise!



Fatal Vector

join:2005-11-26

"They have the RIGHT to do it, so stop complaining! You are not entitled to free power!"

Really? Even though we paid for the airport with our tax dollars (making us, collectively, the owners?) and considering the terminal fees and other little nickle and dime rips they pull?

"As a consumer, one can and should complain when one is overcharged, gouged, or otherwise given poor service. Certainly they have the right to charge whatever they want for use of their outlets, or ban the use.That doesn't mean consumers should just shut up and take it!"

And here you caontradict yourself. First you say: "They have the RIGHT to do it, so stop complaining! You are not entitled to free power!" Then you say: "That doesn't mean consumers should just shut up and take it!"

So then, which is it? They "have the right" why? Because they are the government? Never mind our collective tax dollars paid for the airport? If the outlets weren't for public use just why were they put in? Oh yes...The national electric code says they must be there at six foot intervals at a certain height off the floor for use...

If you dufuses put up with being treated like criminals every time you fly, you will certainly put up with being ripped off for every little thing like the cash cows you are. After all, it's the government and you VILL OBEY.

Now, bleat like sheep. B A A A H!


xsiddalx

join:2005-03-11
Chicago, IL
reply to krichek

said by krichek:

I've got one question for those that think its perfectly ok for the Airport to charge you $3 to plug your laptop in for 30 minutes.

Would you be upset if they charged you $3 for a glass of water if you supplied the cup?
An entire side of a quarter aisle at my grocery store is dedicated to bottled water. Coke sells for $1 a can or more.

What does the cup have to do with the price of water?

Nevertheless, Evian started the trend ... water in small bottles are definitely worth a lot in america.