Here's the trick that the airlines play on employees...you get low pay, difficult hours, and more and more work is piled upon you as jobs are cut, but you get free travel!
Yaaaaay free travel! Who could beat that???
It's a trick.
I wanted to go to Arizona this weekend, I have a long string of days off. Well there are no open seats on any of the flights!!! Many of them are overbooked!
So you get free travel IF you can get time off, money for food and lodging, and onto a flight.
And if you can get on a flight somewhere...good luck getting home!