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US Airways to charge $7 for pillows and blankets

bravodude

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TEMPE, Ariz. – If you want a pillow and blanket in coach on US Airways, it's going to cost you $7.
US Airways said Thursday it will begin charging for its "Power-Nap Sack" on Feb. 16. It's following the lead of JetBlue Airways, which announced a similar policy last summer.
Airlines are adding fees on checked luggage and now pillows and blankets to raise more money as they battle a downturn in travel caused by the recession. US Airways reported that January traffic fell 6.2 percent.
Kevin Jackson, a marketing official for Tempe-based US Airways, said selling the pillows and blankets "is a natural extension of our 'pay for what you choose and use' model we began rolling out last year."
Jackson said the sleep kit was an affordable way for passengers to increase their comfort while flying.
The kits include a 34-by-60-inch fleece blanket, a neck pillow, eye shades, foam ear plugs and a $10-off coupon for items in the SkyMall catalog. They come in a fleece drawstring bag embroidered with the airline's logo.
 

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The $10 off coupon actually makes this a good deal. You make $3 by purchasing the "power-nap sack."
 

Scope out RJ's

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US Airways to charge $7 for pillows and blankets

Meanwhile, bravodoosh and the rest of the junior pilots at southwest will be applying for new jobs at volaris and westjet after the new contract is voted in.
At least all that money they spent on that type won't go wasted!:laugh:
 

SpaceBall 1

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So.....if you pay $7 is it yours to keep or are you just renting the crap.
 

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you keep it, but it will count as a carry on the next time you try to use it.
 

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I'm sure the pax will have no complaints when they first ask for a blanket!
 

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Good for them...most people take them anyway might as well off set the cost...plus I'd rather have a fresh pillow and blanket instead of the nasty used one.
 

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I can't believe this actually made national news. A recession, bordering on a depression, with a touch of out of control inflation and a dash of political incapacitation.................yet this is the news that makes the headlines in sections of the news media???
 
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