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A passenger and an American Airlines employee stand face-to-face in a video captured by another passenger on an American Airlines flight, Friday. Surain Adyanthaya/Screengrab by NPR hide caption

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Passengers check in for flights with United Airlines at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. United, American and Delta now offer no-frills "basic economy" fares. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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New 'Basic Economy' Airfares May Not Be As Cheap As You Think

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Passengers walk away from an American Airlines jet that aborted a takeoff and caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. No serious injuries were reported. Jose Castillo/AP hide caption

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An American Airlines Airbus A319 airplane takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Airline Pilots Pump The Brakes On Plans To Speed Up Flights

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A US Airways plane rests near two American Airlines jets at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport last year. The combined carrier would be named American Airlines. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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American Airlines jets at Los Angeles International Airport. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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