Sunday, March 19, 2006

This Charge Isn't Going to Fly

FINALLY!  A fee that's not going to fly!
American Eagle Airlines, a regional carrier for American Airlines, says that it has given up on its idea to charge passengers for soft drinks on its flights.
American explained and defended its idea by pointing out that low-cost European airlines routinely charge for beverages and food onboard, and by comparing the airline industry to a movie theater that makes a goodly profit on selling food and beverages.
Neither argument appears to be flying with passengers who didn't buy into the concept.
American isn't giving up, though, and still plans to sell packages of cashews for $1 and pillow & blanket sets for $5.

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