Friday, February 06, 2009

US Airways to Start Charging for Pillows and Blankets

US Airways announced yesterday that they will start charging $7.00 for their "Power Nap Sack" kit, beginning February 16th, for all their domestic flights. At this point, they are not planning to charge for pillows and blankets on international flights.

This kit will include a neck pillow, a 34 x 60-inch fleece blanket, eye shades and ear plugs, and they all come in a drawstring bag. 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."

The airlines have began increasing fees, such as paying for onboard amenities and checked bags, to help cover part of their financial losses they have been facing due to the downturn in travel due to the recession.

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