Monday, February 23, 2009

Don't Get Payday Loans for Travel | Free Drinks on Airlines

U.S. Airways won’t charge for beverages

Travelers drew the line when U.S. Airways started charging for soda.

Travelers drew the line when U.S. Airways started charging for soda.

In case you are thinking of getting payday loans to cover all the extra fees that U.S. Airways has been charging, you may want to reconsider. U.S. Airways has announced that it will no longer charge for soda, juice, tea, water and coffee.

Fees, fees, fees

U.S. Airways made news last month with its announcement that it will now charge for pillows and blankets. The $7 fee for the “Power Nap Sack” sticks, but the airline has agreed to stop charging for nonalcoholic beverages.

The airline also charges extra for checking luggage. With fees between $25 and $50 on most airlines, travelers might need to get payday loans to cover all the extra fees.

Tough industry

The reason U.S. Airways is able to continue charging for luggage is that this is a common practice among airlines now. However, U.S. Airways was the only airline to start charging for in-flight beverages, and this hurt the airline’s business.

Because no other airlines followed suit when U.S. Airways began charging for drinks, the airline had to drop the practice. ... click here to read the rest of the article titled "Don't Get Payday Loans for Travel | Free Drinks on Airlines"

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