This is a recent piece for the New York Times travel section, it's online now and will be published in this Sunday (Oct 30) paper.
I had tons of fun with this piece but the story isn't necessarily a good news for most people including myself. Major airlines continue to cut flights this holiday season while the number of passengers increase. So traveling will be quite hectic -expensive tickets, packed planes and long lines will be expected.
Many airlines also launched some new policies- basically if you pay more, you can skip the security check line, check in more languages, board the plane before others and even enjoy more legroom....Unless you are one of those who can afford the moneyhorse, this kinda sucks.
Great thanks to AD Corinne and the editors at the Times for letting me run wild with such a practical story.