Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

MadTv No Frills Airlines

'Tis the season for hellish travel. If the prospect of getting on a plane makes you want to boycott the holidays altogether, you're not alone. When the folks at MadTV put this skit together early this year, it was meant to parody the myriad ways that airlines nickel and dime their passengers — the clip shows passengers being forced to pay an extra charge for seat belts and an emergency supply of oxygen. But the soaring cost of air travel and the elimination of even peanuts from cross-country flights is no joke anymore. Watch and weep.