American Airlines to begin charging fees even for non-passengers?

In an effort to get your day off with a little chuckle, I give you this story from the Onion, spoofing the fee-crazy culture that our airline industry has become.

American Airlines, like 99 percent of US airlines, is charging for pretty much everything these days, even as it maintains a level of performance that ranks dead last among its competitors according to some surveys. Is it really going too far to think AA might devise a way of charging fees for non-passengers?

Well, obviously. But here at Gadling, we’ve been speculating for some time about other fees that airlines might begin charging soon. Maybe one for carry-ons? Or one for couples who insist on kissing during flights? How about charging passengers by their weight?

Anything is possible, I guess.