(Thanks to View from the Wing):
American Airlines announced that it will now charge $5 to book a reward ticket online (unless you’re executive platinum). Let me put that another way: their “free ticket” now costs $5. I know they need to get cash. That’s fine. It’s difficult to get annoyed by any of the fees that are being rolled out. But there’s something about charging for a “free” ticket that makes my stomach churn a bit.