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American Tries To Take Back Unlimited Airfare

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When American Airlines began offering lifetime passes for unlimited, first class travel, it didn't anticipate just how much the program would cost them down the line. The price tag for the golden tickets started at $250,000 back in the 1980s, but airline investigators say that one ticket-holder was costing the company a million dollars. Audie Cornish speaks with Los Angeles Times business reporter Ken Bensinger about the lifetime offer American Airlines is now trying to take back.
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