No, it's just satire from the fabulous Andy Borowitz's Borowitz Report, but it's edging so close to today's reality with the airlines that it's a little too spooky to laugh too hard. A snip:
American Airlines spokesperson Carol Foyler announced the companyâ€™s decision to institute a â€fuel for purchaseâ€ option at a press conference in Chicago, arguing that such a move was â€long overdue.â€...
The airlines spokesperson said that once a flight has departed, flight attendants will ask the passengers to chip in for the fuel necessary to reach their final destination.
â€If youâ€™re on a transcontinental flight, the choice will be the consumerâ€™s,â€ she said. â€Do you want to go all the way from New York to Los Angeles, or will you settle for Cleveland?â€