Thursday, February 5, 2009

You Might Need a Payday Loan to Get a Pillow on the Plane

Unplanned travel expenses

Someday you might find yourself needing a payday loan so you can jump on a plane quickly. When my sister had her baby about two weeks early, I took the next flight out. I met my nephew when he was 36 hours old.

If you’re going to take out a payday loan to finance an impromptu trip, make sure to factor in the cost of pillows and blankets.

The cost of comfort

U.S. Airways has announced that from now on it will charge $7 for an in-flight pillow and blanket. There will be no more temporary usage — you drool on it, you bought it. The “Power Nap Sack” also includes eye shades, ear plugs and a $10-off coupon for the SkyMall catalog. So, when you apply for your payday loan to fund your trip, don’t forget to factor this cost on top of the new luggage fees.

To freeze or not to freeze

A marketing official for US Airways puts a catchy label on this new airline trend.

It’s “a natural extension of our ‘pay for what you choose and use’ model we began rolling out last year,” says Kevin Jackson.

That sales pitch might work on me if the airline had lowered its ticket prices. But from where I’m sitting it just looks like a charge that wasn’t there before. I wonder if they’ll crank up the air conditioning on the planes now. ... click here to read the rest of the article titled "You Might Need a Payday Loan to Get a Pillow on the Plane"

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