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User currently offlineRamp2CSA2FA2FO From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 21 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2828 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.


Happy Landings,


Jay.

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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2825 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.

AC already does this in a similar way so no big news as far as the passenger having to pay for them.
$1 for Soda on American Eagle Flights

Personally I will stick with CO when able to choose who I fly.



Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

Who in their right mind would pay for a drooled upon, farted in, greasy, infested old pillow?  yuck 

Laying your head on a seat cushion in an adult theatre would be cleaner.


User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
Who in their right mind would pay for a drooled upon, farted in, greasy, infested old pillow?

Laying your head on a seat cushion in an adult theatre would be cleaner.

I belive you are actually buying a brand new pillow and blanket which you get to keep. Not renting a used one for the flight.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 3):
I belive you are actually buying a brand new pillow and blanket which you get to keep. Not renting a used one for the flight.

Still not worth $5.

I bring my own, anyway. Always have.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17056 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 4):
bring my own, anyway. Always have.

Do you have it with you as a passenger or as a cabin crew worker.



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
Do you have it with you as a passenger or as a cabin crew worker.

I commute so I bring it a a passenger and as crew, for my crew break. It is a small, yet very fluffy down pillow and it is an airline blanket that gets dry cleaned regularly.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2740 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.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2734 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.


User currently offlineNG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

I believe Jetstar Airways sells a pillow/blanket combination on board on their international flights. To encourage sales, friends tell me, they turn the air cond very low.....

NG1Fan


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