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Paying For Pillows And Blankets

Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:49 pm

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.


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RE: Paying For Pillows And Blankets

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:21 pm

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.
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RE: Paying For Pillows And Blankets

Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:58 pm

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.
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RE: Paying For Pillows And Blankets

Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:45 pm

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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.
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RE: Paying For Pillows And Blankets

Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:58 am

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.
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RE: Paying For Pillows And Blankets

Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:23 am

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.
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RE: Paying For Pillows And Blankets

Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:40 am

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.
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RE: Paying For Pillows And Blankets

Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:47 am

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.
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RE: Paying For Pillows And Blankets

Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:47 am

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.
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RE: Paying For Pillows And Blankets

Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:01 am

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.....

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