To the editor (via Phil Crossman):

I very much enjoyed your “Hard to Port” in the August issue.

Is it possible that you or one of your close relatives designed the current airline torture system? Possibly you could get the newspaper to pay for you to travel on our domestic airline system and report back to us.

Some of the issues that you might address are:

Inequity of the price system. All seats get there at the same time; shouldn’t they cost about the same?

Inconvenience of 14-day pricing system.

The torture of too-small, uncomfortable seats.

The loss of luggage, which must exceed all other forms of transportation combined.

Yours truly,

John H. Boomer

Orr’s Island