Football Star Cam Newton Offers $1500 for an Extra Legroom Coach Seat, Gets Denied

Jun 23 2019

I’ve paid a child $5 not to recline his seat so I open my laptop and work during a Cleveland – Los Angeles flight. I paid a teen $10 for a seat at an OTG iPad near my gate during a 4 hour delay. I haven’t ever bought another passenger’s seat, though.

A View from the Wing reader, though, gave up his seat so a family could sit together and then promptly sold the seat to another passenger for $100. Who would say no to $1500?

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With Double the Planes Out of Service Each Day, American’s Employees Resort to Gallows Humor

Jun 23 2019

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told employees at an internal question and answer session this week that historically they’ve started each day with an average of 35 aircraft out of service, but recently they’ve been starting out with 65 planes out of service thanks as a result of conflict with the carrier’s mechanics.

Later on he talked about how the airline’s operation is taking a toll on airport staff.

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Presidential Candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Awkwardly Sat By Each Other on a Flight

Jun 22 2019

You know the feeling when you run into a co-worker at the airport unexpectedly, you awkwardly try to figure out how much you need to interact. What if you’re heading out on the same flight, do you have to leave the lounge at the same time and walk together? Will they be seated near you on the plane? What if the co-worker is up for the same promotion that you are…. like Senators Sanders and Warren are?

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