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May 21, 2008

Nothin' But the Clothes on Your Back

That's what it's coming to.

American Airlines to cut capacity, charge for bags

...The company plans to charge $15 for many passengers' first checked bag starting in mid-June, an unprecedented move by a major U.S. airline as it tries to claw back more of its extra fuel costs. Rivals are considering following suit.

Fifteen bucks a pop and they'll STILL lose them. Plus, I cannot wait to see what passes for "carry-on" now.

Can you sue if somebody drops a 60 lb duffel bag on your grape that they were trying to stuff into the overhead?

Posted by tree hugging sister at May 21, 2008 01:51 PM


Will we become a nation of carrion?

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at May 21, 2008 02:34 PM

The po-dunk mini-airlines do crap like this - $10 for a bag, $5 for a horrible morsel of sandwich and a mealy apple - but American? Fly the chintzy skies.

Posted by: nightfly at May 21, 2008 02:56 PM

I fly as little as humanly possible, 'fly. Mostly for these reasons.

Posted by: The_Real_JeffS at May 21, 2008 03:07 PM