Skip to comments.American Airlines to charge $8 for blankets, pillows
Posted on 02/08/2010 7:10:13 PM PST by Justaham
DALLAS - If you want a pillow and blanket in coach on American Airlines, it's going to cost you.
The airline will charge $8 for a pillow and blanket in coach class for domestic trips and some international flights longer than two hours, beginning May 1. The international flights are to and from Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean and Central America.
Spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said Monday it was an economic decision.
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I dislike air travel anyway..this is just one more reason....
Now why would I pay 8 bucks for a filthy blanket and pillow.
My jacket will do just fine.
u r such a girl
CNN reporting: American Airlines just announced, as a safety measure, passengers will no longer be able to bring their own blankets or pillows on board.
And they can’t figure out why JetBlue, Southwest, and Airtran keep gaining market share?
Nice service ay? You think with all the stress of flying these days the airlines would go out of their way to make sure passengers are as comfortable as possible. Checked bags now a $25.oo extortion fee. Man I hate flying and has nothing to do with fear but the hassle of it all is a drag. Screw airports and airlines—less Southwest Air.
This is riduculous. They should just raise the price of the seat by a dollar, or whatever it averages out over on the flight. I’m glad I wasn’t in the boardroom when they came up with this piece of stupidity. I would have thrown things.
The heat for the aircraft comes from the bleed air from the compressor section of the turbines. The use of bleed air for heat to the passenger cabin costs the airlines bucks in a greater fuel burn for the trip.
One pilot on the trip said the plane we were on was having temperature control problems in the cabin. However, the biggie that went international was just plain cold.
Sure glad I’ve stopped flying. I don’t need the aggravation.
i want to pay more than eight dollars
A couple Jack Daniel’s will warm you up.
“CNN reporting: American Airlines just announced, as a safety measure, passengers will no longer be able to bring their own blankets or pillows on board.”
“Safety measure.” Bull!
I reckon ya unnnerstann wut ah mean.
“I was kidden partner..Pullen ur leg.”
LOL! Okay, kiddo...you had me goin’.
As a retired flight attendant for United, I was miffed that our competition would make such a ridiculous rule. In fact, when I think I’m going to fly coach, I bring my own blankee...
Wadda retired flight attendants do? Do they fly around? Stay in hotels?
In fact, when I think Im going to fly coach, I bring my own blankee...
I always take a blankee while driving on the Interstate.
How much are they charging for leg and hip room?
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