For a fee (of course), get luggage delivered or better in-flight meal
Skip baggage claim: American Airlines will deliver bags to home, hotel or office.
American Airlines will now deliver your luggage direct to your home, office or hotel so you can skip the baggage carousel.
Of course, it costs extra.
The new service, which began Mondy, will cost a minimum of $29.95 for one bag, $39.95 for two bags and $49.95 for three to 10 bags.
That will get your luggage delivered to a location within 40 miles of the destination airport. But if the final destination for your bags is farther, you pay an extra $1 per mile.
The charges will be on top of the usual checked bag fee of $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second and $150 for additional luggage.
American is partnering with Bags VIP Luggage Delivery for the service.
Here's how it works: You order the service online when you book a flight and drop off your luggage at the airport ticket counter. When you get to your destination, you skip the carousel and your luggage is delivered to the address you designated.
The service will be offered at about 200 airports across the country, including Sea-Tac Airport.
Pay for better meals
US Airways is giving passengers in the economy section on some routes the chance to eat like the well-heeled folks in the front of the plane.
Last week, airline began to offer economy passengers traveling to Europe, the Middle East and South America the choice to upgrade their meals for an extra charge of $19.95 per meal.
A sample premium meal: citrus-marinated chicken skewers on Mediterranean orzo topped with mango chutney, shrimp cocktail, grilled vegetables and cheesecake with fresh berries.
Vegetarians can order portobello tortellini marinated in sun-dried tomato pesto, served with caprese salad, hummus, baba ganoush and cheesecake with berries.
Wine comes with the premium meals.