First Class passengers pool money in a collection to get American Airlines flight underway

US airlines are such a disgrace, it won’t be long before they’re rattling the tin cup for gas money before takeoff.


They’re rattling the tin cup now, hawking credit cards to a captive audience. They’re transitioning out of air service into financial service.

The obvious next Shiny move would be to make anyone who refuses to contribute to the bump fee, the candidate to be forceably removed from the the plane…it would be quite similar to the consequences of not giving to management’s United Way campaign at the office.