The Corner

My Gift to The Airlines

They’re constantly trying to come up with new pricing schemes, right? Well how about they charge extra for window and aisle seats? Yes, yes, I’m sure there are good reasons why they haven’t done it already. But: Not good enough. I cancelled three flight bookings when I got to the page where I can select my seat when I saw there were only middle seats left. I’m sure I am not the only person — particularly in the ranks of the big and tall — who feels this way. If they said, “would you pay X amount more for an aisle?” I would have said yes, assuming X wasn’t a crazy-big number.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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