After returning from vaca, I'd like to give today's award to American Airlines. It's bad enough that they charge you at least $25 for each checked bag, but now they're gouging travelers some extra money for a seat on the plane they've already paid for. So here's the deal: you can check in and get your boarding pass up to 24 hours before your flight. When you go to pick your seat, they only way to get two seats together and get on the plane early enough to not have to check your carry on, is to pay an additional $10-$15 per flight! (yes, that includes your connecting flights)! Skyway robbery...bastards!!