American Airlines launches additional charge for seats selection
American Airlines has said that it will start charging extra for economy passengers who want to sit in a window or an aisle seat. It goes without saying that frequent flyers with status and full-fare passengers will not have to pay to choose their seating.
The fact that a number of seats towards the front of economy will cost extra to reserve in advance means that means when you log on to book or check in, you may be given the option of taking seats in the middle of the aircraft or towards the back at no extra cost, or paying for “Preferred Seats” starting at $4 per segment, “varying based on length of flight and time of day.” The airline does not say how expensive the preferred seats could get if booked for peak flights.
[pictured: Check-in at American Airlines’ new terminal at New York JFK]