Thu, Nov 18, 2004
American Says Move Saves "Six Figures" On Cabin Cleaning
So you're boarding an American Airlines MD-80 for a short hop
from here to there, looking forward to getting a little rest en
route. You settle in your seat and ask the flight attendant for a
pillow. Guess what? No pillow.
AAL this week pulled the pillows from all 334 of its MD-80s in a
cost-cutting move aimed at speeding up the process of cleaning
"It will streamline our cabin service," said American spokesman
Tim Wagner. In fact, the airline says it'll save hundreds of
thousands of dollars a year without those pesky pillows.
Where will those thousands of pillows go? Is there a pillow
heaven? Barring that possibility, they'll most likely end up on
other AAL flights, Wagner said. As for the passenger looking for
that soft place to put his head, Wagner suggested the seat's
headrest should be just fine.
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