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
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."

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