This October, American Airlines passengers will be flying in a new class of service—and it won’t be the most glamorous one. If you haven’t noticed, people are flying more business class than ever. And it looks like airplanes are going to start charging for the amenity kit. From Business Insider:
Thanks to an increasing desire for business travel, air travel as a whole has increased steadily in cost for years. Business class travel on international flights has rocketed along with the price of a ticket — from around $15,000 in 2006 to nearly $50,000 currently. And that hasn’t even taken into account the privilege of being treated to the best seats in the skies, compared to everyone else. Business travelers want more than just the best seat.
So according to IDC Research, coming in 2025, business class travelers will have a better view of the world from their seat as well. IDC Research predicts that business class will become “standard fare on every short- and medium-haul international flight.” Since most of us are already paying this costlier — and better — premium-seating option, shouldn’t we have to pay even more for our amenity kit, which will supposedly be the same quality as any other airline amenity kit? That’s a bitter pill to swallow.