Commercial airlines open up the world for business and exploration. Routes that used to take weeks or months now take a few hours in a plane.
Flying can be fun and exciting, of course, but in recent years, the friendly skies have become a little (or a lot) less friendly. High fuel prices and operating costs have lowered the number of routes and reduced services provided by airlines. A business that started off as complicated (it is pretty incredible that those planes can fly, right?) has only gotten more complex.
These days, airline travel can be a boring hassle. Or worse. Keep reading to learn what your airline doesn't want you to know.