Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for. Election Day. I strongly encourage you to get out and cast your vote. Still feeling empowered by our democratic process? Well you can wield that power in your travel plans. A lot has happened in the industry this year. Fees have arrived (and show no sign of departing), services have declined, and the entire process is a dizzying array of new rules and regulations. You can affect the process by voting with your wallet. Don’t like that oil surcharge? Choose a smaller competitor carrier like Southwest or Virgin American. Don’t want to pay for that extra bag? Same advice. I flew Virgin American myself recently on the West Coast and I have to say I’m never going back to United. The service was friendlier, the flights were cheaper, and the overall experience so much more civilized. You’re the boss America, time to show those airlines how you really feel.