Considering the propensity for lawsuits it is no surprise that airline attendants no longer provide aspirin for passengers. After all, the staff is highly trained to get passengers out of a burning airplane when it crash lands in the middle of a jungle and the wreckage dangles upside down from the tangled growth of choking vines filled with poisonous snakes (I have no affiliation with the movie Snakes on a Plane), but is not qualified to dispense two aspirin for a headache. The fear of being sued far exceeds any common sense. With a pounding head pain I sat next to the jet engines feeling the drone throb through my head until my semi-consciousness was interrupted by a commercial.
The flight attendent made a pitch for a Signature VISA. Apparently, the airline has paired up with a large bank from the same home town to offer a credit card enticing the general public to apply and borrow more money to qualify for 25,000 free miles (this means a free round trip ticket). It is good business and hardly viewed as irresponsible. Consider that most people live pay check to pay check, have no budget, the average family already carries $8000 in credit card debt and the number one issue couples fight and divorce is money.
So, here is your VISA application, but I’m sorry I can’t give you an aspirin.