The WSJ (subscription required, sorry) has a good article today that finds several airlines will not re-book travelers stranded by a storm in open seats, preferring to hold them back for sale. Yes, you read that correctly. United, Delta and Northwest all say that they will fly with empty first class seats even when travelers have been stranded because of a storm, preferring to sell those seats if possible. Now, I appreciate wanting to sell every seat on an airplane. But if you’ve cancelled flights because of weather, and people have been inconvenienced by that cancellation, what kind of evil company would tell that person to continue to camp out in an airport when seats are flying empty. Yet another reason why people hate airlines.