American Airlines Matches Change Fee Increases of United, US Airways and Delta
American Airlines gonna rob you blind American Airlines change fees have been realigned American Airlines fliers in a bind American Airlines does not at all mind
Say A, Say M, Say E, Say R, Say I, Say C, Say A, Say N, American Airlines passengers will have whined American Airlines you are gonna find American Airlines customers resigned
American Airlines, following the lead Of other airlines, with corporate greed They say that things happen by three But not in the airline industry As American is number four Is Southwest next? I can’t take no more American — we are displeased American Airlines, you raised your change fees
American Airlines, what are you doing American Airlines, it’s us you’re screwing Do you think raising change fees will Fund Horton’s severance of twenty mil I don’t care what some judge rules Don’t you take us for fools American raised its change fees American Airlines brought us to our knees
American Airlines, tell us what’s the deal American women, come on and be real How much does it really cost you To change our itineraries to Something that makes much more sense? Do you believe we are that dense? Oh how we long for the days Before US Airways American — so what else is new? American Airlines — had enough of you
Go, gotta get away Now go go go Gonna leave you, American Gonna leave you, American Buh-bye Buh-bye Buh-bye Buh-bye Abusing our loyalty Is not good for you While you get out of bankruptcy Tell you what we’re gonna do
You know we’re gonna leave You know we’re gonna go You know we’re gonna leave You know we’re gonna go, American We’re gonna leave American Goodbye, American Airlines Goodbye, AAdvantage miles Goodbye, Executive Plat
I offer no apology to re-writing the lyrics to American Woman, which is the title of a song written and recorded by The Guess Who in 1970 on the RCA Records label:
Yet again, this song parody is simply a different way to spread the news pertaining to the increase in change fees on American Airlines from $150.00 to $200.00 in some markets and up to $750.00 in other markets, matching similar increases in change fees of United Airlines, US Airways and Delta Air Lines.
$750.00 for a change fee? Really?!?
How much of the fixed costs of the salary and benefits of employees, the overhead for office space and technology does it really take in terms of expenses to change an itinerary? It is much easier to change an itinerary these days due to technology — and yet it costs more than ever to implement a change in an itinerary?
Am I missing something here?!?
Are the increases in change fees by all four remaining legacy airlines in the United States justified — or is it all nothing more than what seems to be a legalized scam? What do you think?
For the record, I almost never pay change fees on my airline itineraries. However, this does not necessarily mean that this may not affect me in the future — especially when airlines decide to change their policies such as the same-day confirmed policy, which became more restrictive recently by Delta Air Lines.
As for my song parodies: hopefully this will be my last one — for a while, anyway.
At least one reader of The Gate was disappointed that the videos I have been posting are the real songs and not me performing my interpretations of the song parodies which I wrote.
I really do not know whether to be intrigued or frightened by that thought…