Big Changes Coming To American Airlines?


In recent years many new fees have been added to enhance our flight experience. Everyone loves paying to check a bag, have a snack, pick a seat or gain a couple of extra inches of space in coach, right?

Now the most surprising fee of all might be coming to American Airlines in mid- March.

According to the Onion, AA will no longer offer free cabin pressurization.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said “Unfortunately, to stay competitive as a legacy carrier in today’s air travel market, it no longer makes economic sense for us to provide breathable air at altitude”.

However, if you fly in premium cabins (first or business) or pay an additional fee, air pressurization would still be available. Awesome perk, right?

Find out more in the original post from the Onion here.

FYI– For those of you unfamiliar with The Onion here is some info:

The Onion is a satirical weekly publication published 52 times a year on Thursdays…The Onion uses invented names in all its stories, except in cases where public figures are being satirized.

3 thoughts on “Big Changes Coming To American Airlines?

  1. Not satirical real this. Virgin Atlantic considered not switching the engines on until reaching the end of the runway – instead they would tow the plane there and switch the engines on in a holding area. Congestion got the better of that idea

  2. Big deal – you missed the real news that Spirit was taking out the glass in plane windows to save weight. Per the press release it should hardly be noticed by passengers obeying the “seatbelts on” signs.

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