What we’re reading: AA turndown service, 737 re-engine plan moves forward, free things to do in Vegas

by Stephanus Surjaputra on August 30, 2011

Pajama party on American Airlines as first class gets new turndown service

American Airlines “giveth” and American Airlines “taketh away.”

In case you missed it (and they probably hoped you did, AA announced on Friday that they’d begin charging “premium seat” fees. This means $4 and up on top of your airfare if you’d like to grab a window or aisle seat towards the front of the economy cabin. No, the seats themselves aren’t nicer or the service better; they’re just…closer to the front.


So what did they give?

American came out with their “Fly Better. Feel Better.” advances for First Class flyers. They will now be the first U.S. airline to offer turndown service on flights, complete with a quilted bed topper for lie-flat seats, a light duvet, large pillow, revamped amenity kit, AA logo-embroidered slippers and a pajama set.

Boeing 737 re-engine plan moving forward

Boeing will give an update on Tuesday on its plan to re-engine the 737.

The U.S. plane maker is set to end weeks of uncertainty for investors, airlines and suppliers over the characteristics of the jet, after securing backing from its board to market a more efficient version equipped with new engines.

Five free things to do in Las Vegas

New to Las Vegas? Wondering what free things you can do? Check out the tips compiled by the NileGuide.

1. Check out the buskers on the Strip and the Fremont Street Experience. Not to be confused with the pamphlet peddlers, buskers are people who dress up in costumes, sing, or otherwise perform to a sidewalk full of people. They work for tips (and if you want to have your picture taken with them, it’s expected that you’ll tip), but if you’re just walking by, there’s no charge.

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  • Ngbmd

    BA have the same turn down service for years.

  • Ton

    am i the only one who thought that AA was hiring pro’s to refuse people?

  • http://letsjetset.com/ Jacob Adam Aguirre

    The Fountain show at the Bellagio, the Lion Habitat at MGM from 11 am – 7pm are also good free options. I wrote a blog on vacation without breaking the bank on my page letsjetset.com  

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