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Here's One Odd Airplane Fee Many Flyers Would Be Willing To Pay

Crazy talk.

When you fly, it seems like airlines charge for everything -- checked bags, better seats and even in-flight meals. But according to a Wednesday morning "Today" show segment, it seems people are actually willing to pay for one more possible amenity -- the ability to get off a plane first.

The survey comes courtesy of FlightView, which queried its app users and found that 50 percent of respondents would fork over cash to get off early. While that might seem excessive, co-host Tameron Hall pointed out that passengers already pay to board early. The Huffington Post spoke with Heather Poole, flight attendant and New York Times bestselling author of Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama and Crazy Passengers, about the idea.

"People already pay to get off first, it's called first class," said Poole. "Why do you think it costs so much? They're basically paying for a few more inches of space, a bottle of water, a shorter line to the bathroom, free drinks, and the opportunity to get on and off first."

Even if you're not in first class, Poole argues that you can still buy your way to a seat closer to the exit. But as far as feasibility goes, Poole just isn't buying it that airliners could make this extra perk a reality.

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