Airplane travel used to be terrible, but not anymore. The security lines move quickly and they have enough staff to keep the wait times down. There are tons of good restaurant and drink options within airports and the prices are pretty much the same as in the city. Phone chargers everywhere and free wifi is standard. Airline tickets have come way down. I actually like taking short flights now where I may have chosen to drive the same route in the past.
Bars have always been plentiful in airports.
Free Wifi is nice and as you note charging station are more prevalent.
However, the plane ride part has gotten worse. Seats are narrower, leg room is lessened. Airlines nickel and dime people. Harder for many flyers to sit together without additional fees.
True. I’ve found the airline you choose also makes a huge difference. Jet Blue is like a third world airline, with 90% of flights delayed and airplanes that have not been updated since the 1990s. Delta is amazing, especially out of JFK. If you get TSA Pre Check, you can literally roll up to the airport 30 minutes before takeoff and you’re good.
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No, the worst part is the disgusting other people surrounding you on a plane. The guy who ate an onion sandwich before boarding. The dude with bad body odor. The screaming kid. The parents who won't silence their kid's video games. It goes on and on.
My person favorites include the person who puts their bare feet up against the bulkhead and the person who thinks it is acceptable to cut your nails on the plane.