Ramp2CSA2FA2FO From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 21 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3611 times:
Well it is happening on American Connection, not sure if it is occurring throughout AMR or not. A pillow and blanket "kit" may be purchased for $5. What do you think? Do you think it is a good idea or is AA just getting cheap? It seems as though that WN commercial is coming true as American becomes the airline that charges you for everything.
BoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3608 times:
American Eagle is experimenting with this in the LAX market and that is all... This is old news and was posted on a couple months ago. The new item at had is charging 1$ for a can soda/juice and 1$ for a bag of cashews.
AA does not offer pillows any longer on domestic MD80 737, 757, and A300 and has not for a few yrs now... By bringing them back they still would have to clean up due to most passengers would not carry them off the a/c after paying for them.
Lots of other carriers lol but quietly follow suit with AA.
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3523 times:
If the pillow and blanket are clean in an unopened bag, then I'd gladly pay for it. I've seen people sneeze in blankets, wipe their noses, drool, and clean their baby's ass with airline blankets. I never touch them unless they are in a sealed package and I'm the first to put my hands and snot on them.
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3517 times:
Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 7): I never touch them unless they are in a sealed package and I'm the first to put my hands and snot on them.
Just because something's heat-sealed in a bag doesn't mean it's new and unused.
It's easy to bag up used blankets and pillows. I've watched it being done in a hotel. The only way I'd trust that a blanket or pillow is new is if it's in the manufacturer's original packaging, not a cheap, unmarked poly bag.