Two on the Aisle, Please
This came tumbling off my baggage carousel, dented and scuffed a bit, but clearly marked COMMENT AND PASS ON.
The REDTAPE Chronicles on MSNBC.com, by Bob Sullivan
How much would you pay to be sure you wouldn’t get stuck in a middle seat on a 3-hour flight? Would you pay $2,000? You know airline fees have been a little crazy lately, but this sounds pretty extreme.
Famed consumer advocate Ralph Nader says American Airlines tried to charge him nearly $2,000 extra recently to get an aisle seat for an upcoming flight.
American Airlines says there is no such thing as $2,000 aisle seat fee.
But Nader was informed , repeatedly, that the only way he could be sure he’d be able to get an aisle seat to accommodate his large 6-foot, 4-inch frame on an upcoming Hartford, Conn., to Dallas-Ft. Worth flight was to buy a different ticket than the $750 ticket he already had -- one that would cost him $2,680, or almost $2,000 more.
"I knew that it might be $50 more for aisle seats. But they said…