AA Serious about No Frills Travel

American Airlines' recent announcement that its basic economy fare would remove even the basic amenities of travel -- board last and no overhead bin space --  is kind of a downer. Not only that, but its domestic upgrades now will be harder to come by too. Luckily the points travel community has already found a way to make sure you don't fall victim to AA's latest money grab.

+In brighter American Airlines news, a promotion on European travel could be a lucrative opportunity.