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First the price of airline tickets skyrocket, then you pay for crap food on board, now you’re going to have to bring your own pillow. It’s all part of the Bush economy. Somehow I think the airline execs are probably making it just fine. (AP)

Say goodbye to pillows on American Airlines MD-80 jets.

Bring your own %^*&] pillow.

The Fort Worth-based airline this week removed pillows from its 334 MD-80s in a move expected to save time and money by enabling workers to clean the cabins faster, said spokesman Tim Wagner.

“It will streamline our cabin service,” he said. Since crews won’t be spending time picking up pillows, they should be able to make cabins cleaner, Wagner told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for a story in Wednesday’s editions.

Wagner estimated the airline would be saving “in the mid-six figures” because of the move.

The pillows will be relocated to its other planes, Wagner said. The airline doesn’t plan to remove pillows on other aircraft.

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