Currently on American Airlines you can upgrade your seat to an exit row for $39. Along with this comes leg room and, wait for it…
Let’s go over that again for the one of you that read this far –
IF YOU UPGRADE TO AN EXIT ROW, AMERICAN AIRLINES WILL GIVE YOU FREE BOOZE.
I was on an AA flight recently and heard the following exchanges:
Flight Attendant: In the event of an emergency, are you willing and able to operate exit door?
Dude who upgraded for free drinks: Absolutely, provided the emergency happens in the first half of the flight. After that, it may be a total shitshow as I try to remember which direction is loosey and which is tighty.
Seeming unhappy with his response, she turned to the gentleman in another exit row:
Flight Attendant: In the event of an emergency can and will you open the emergency exit door?
Dude already drinking: *throws up on her shoes*
A passenger sitting next to the drunk chimed in and offered, “I’m willing, but imma need a little help from the Captain to get it open.”
Flight Attendant: “I’m sorry, sir, but the captain will be in the cockpit flying the plane.”
“No, no… I am talking about Captain Morgan!“
At any rate, this option – which is a totally true and legit and we did not make up – seems awesome for the people upgrading, but a bit of a crap shoot for THE REST OF THE PASSENGERS ON THE PLANE if there is an emergency.
Stay Classy American Airlines!
Speaking of AA…. late for a meeting.