When did the friendly skies turn so surly? Remember the good old days when it was fun and exciting to fly on a commercial airplane? It's hard to believe there was a time when airlines actually cared about their passengers. They were happy to check your bags — FOR FREE. They would give you beverages and food on board — FOR FREE. And they even gave you a blanket and a pillow to make your flight more comfortable — FOR FREE. Nowadays, the only thing you get for free from airlines are flight ...

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