American Airlines Will Charge $8 for a Blanket Passengers must pony up to bundle up on long domestic flights By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Feb 9, 2010 1:07 PM CST 22 comments Comments American Airlines will start charging extra for blankets on some flights. (Shutter Stock) (Newser) – Bundle up, air travelers: Blankets cost extra now, too. American Airlines will begin charging coach passengers $8 for a blanket on long domestic flights and some international routes. On flights of 2 hours or less, no blankets will be available, no matter how much money you throw around. On the upside, chilly passengers who pay up get a $10 coupon for Bed Bath & Beyond stores. "Welcome to flying in 2010," a travel industry analyst tells USA Today. "Other than the basic seat, the only thing you can count on to come with your fare is an oxygen mask and a seat belt."