Ain’t This About A B*tch? American Airlines Joins Carriers Who Charge For A Pillow And Blanket!!!

- By Bossip Staff

As if we weren’t already being a*s-raped with service fees, taxes, charges for checked baggage and oh yeah, snacks… Now airlines want us to pay for in-flight pillows and blankets. Pop the hood for more.

American Airlines is joining Jet Blue and US Air in charging for the basic necessities to getting a lil’ shuteye and keeping warm.

The Fort Worth-based carrier said Monday that it will take the free red blankets out of its coach section on all North American flights as of May 1. On flights of more than two hours, passengers in coach can buy a blanket and pillow for $8.

“We evaluate all aspects of our business, and we have to make sure that decisions like this are prudent and strategic for the long-term success of our company,” American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said Monday. “As a result, we’re removing the blankets and pillows from selected flights.”

The new policy applies to coach passengers on flights to the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, she said. The airline will still provide pillows and blankets at no extra cost in first class and business class and to all passengers to other international destinations.

The $8 will buy a passenger a blue fleece blanket, an inflatable neck pillow and a coupon good for $10 off a Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. purchase of at least $30, all contained in a clear, zippered pouch, Huguely said.

JetBlue Airways Corp. and US Airways Inc. already offer $7 kits to passengers who want a blanket and pillow.

This is outrageous — we understand everyone is feeling the strain of the recession but cotdamn, can we live? These airlines are making it damn near impossible to enjoy a flight anymore!!!

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  • HalleBfan

    Oh well,Guess I”ll be flying Delta this year for my trip to LA.

  • MzFitt

    I personally don’t see a problem with it! I always carry my own anyway because who wants to use a blanket & pillow that someone else just used?

  • pynk♥{Rebecca Lee Crumpler}

    So, instead of charging the people that make the most, & are having their filghts paid by their companies, you charge the “little people?” How does that make sense!?

  • Somali Ninga

    LAME!!!!!

  • Rihanna's sharp n witchy fingernails took the oath-Mariah'sconcertlastnightwasGREAT!

    I travel with my own blanket and pillow!

  • moneymagnet

    ANYONE who uses a pillow & blanket given to them on a commercial airline truly deserves the head lice, crabs and whatever else there is, festering in those blankets. YUCK!

  • Miss B

    I bring my own. It’s tough enough chargin all these funds for baggage. I will now do carry-ons for the rest of my life.

  • SkyeHye

    Whack!

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    Thank goodness I only fly Trans-Atlantic!!

    Madness these days!!

  • UrHeinessDaQueen

    these airlines are finding any way possible to get into passengers pockets as if lately smh

  • brandimus

    jus be cold

  • Please

    Bring a jacket and wear some jeans. Save 7 bucks. They will be charging us to use the restroom before long.

    All it does is give me yet another reason to stay away from American Airlines.

  • Sanjor

    I always bring my own, they ain’t charging me extra for nothing…

  • MissyT

    Some of you people are idiots. When you go to a hotel do you bring your own blanket and pillows?
    Worse things happen on hotel pillows and blankets than on airlplane blankets, yet I KNOW you still use the ones at hotels.

    Do u know how much C** and bodily crap are on those hotel pillows. Trying to act like you’re sooooo smart bringing your own blankie on a plane. Dumb ass.

  • I'm Just Me....Keeping It Real Since: 1983.......66 Days!!!!

    Why are they still even charging for bags? I mean for real? That supposedly occured because of the price of gas. Now gas has been under $3.00 for over a year (almost year and a half) and they are still charging. And the same daxn fees?

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  • MzFitt

    What’s $8.00 when you get to keep it for your next trip and the next and the next and so on…We are not idiots, we’re just not cheap!

  • YorkieLover

    @Missy T, yeah I bring my own blankets and pillows to hotels and sometimes to other people’s house and wash them when I get home. Been doing it since I was little….

    Even though I haven’t been on a flight more than 3.5 hours(sad to say), I always wear one of my comfy coats,usually with fleece, and if I get sleepy I take it off and use it as a blanky. I mean as long as you wear a warm jacket, your good. I hate being cold,but the plane temp. has never been that cold to me. I’ve even worn open toe sandals on a plane.

    Anyway,just pay the dang $8 and stfu! I’d rather them charge for baggage fees,food,and blankets than to do a budget cut on let’s say the engine repairs!…I’m just saying.If your gonna be on the plane for a while,then already have your mind set to pay for stuff. We’re in a recession folks, how many people don’t understand that…

  • Chief Hater

    I kind of agree with MissT. In the last few years all of my flights have been international (12-23 hours) and I can’t pack a pillow and blanket and linens for 2-3 weeks stays in other countries and have enough room for clothing.
    I just hope for the best!
    $8 is a bit much though. I have yet to pay for a bag or food and I know the day I have to I’ll get irrate!
    I’m going to Peru so I hope my next pillow and blanket will be free.

  • moneymagnet

    @Missy T, yeah I bring my own blankets and pillows to hotels and sometimes to other people’s house and wash them when I get home. Been doing it since I was little….
    ——————————————————-
    You need to add bleach, pine sol and any other powerful household cleaner when you go to hotels.

    It’s so bad that I would rather pee in the woods versus using a public restroom anywhere.

    Bringing pillows and blankets are a MUST anywhere you go these days.

  • deesac

    I say let the american airline companies go under there they only ones charging this mess.
    And to be honest with you the worst flites I have taken all were the american companies, you figure you get treated better by your own countries planes but hell nah.

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  • La Mexican AKA Shamerika

    These people are really about they own dayumselves. Ain’t that some ish! Well, why don’t they charge them FIRST CLASS passengers, they GOT THE MONEY! I’m sure people will stop traveling these airlines and sure enough they will say “ON TO DA NEXT ONE”! WHO DAT!

  • I'm Just Me....Keeping It Real Since: 1983.......66 Days!!!!

    So, instead of charging the people that make the most, & are having their filghts paid by their companies, you charge the “little people?” How does that make sense!?

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  • http://www.k.com noelle

    Luggage, pillow + blankey, what’s next, restroom rights??? Ugh

  • Glamour Girl

    WOW I SEE ALL THE SO CALLED BALLERS ARE COMPLAINING!!!!! WHY WOULD YOU WANT A DIRTY PILLOW & BLANKET ANYWAY!!!! PAY THE $8 FOR A BRAND NEW NEVER USED ONE OR BRING YOUR OWN!!!! FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT AREN’T WELL TRAVELED AND GET ON THE PLANE AND ACT LIKE THERE QUEENS & KINGS AND PUSH THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT CALL BUTTON LIKE THERE ROYALTY “PAYUP” OR BRING YOUR OWN!!!!!

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