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US Airways to start charging for drinks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KYSportsWriter, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  2. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    So you're prevented from carrying on a bottle of water, and now they're going to charge you for it?

    I can't wait for someone to suffer from horrible dehydration and sue the hell out of them.
  3. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    They just don't get it.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Who says you can't carry on a bottle of water? I do it on every flight I'm on.
  5. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    You can carry on water, sure, but you can't bring your own through security. I think that was the point.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    But you can buy it once you get through security. And you get a 20-ouncer then, instead of the can they'll sell you on the plane.

    Much better deal.
  7. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Yes, that was my point, but IJAG also makes a solid point.

    Still, I think it's stupid.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Oh, undeniably stupid. Since they're paying probably no more than $.10 a can for those, and charging that much of a markup.
  9. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Bring your own bottle and fill it up at the fountain before boarding.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    As the Baltimore Sun story (linked from that blog) said, US Airways is truly grasping at straws.

    Much worse than $2 a drink is $25 to $50 booking fees for frequent-flyer award tickets. That's pure larceny, taking the "free" out of the free ticket.
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    There are few things on Earth more frustratingly stupid than American air travel.
  12. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    It might be a better deal, but still costs more than this shit you can bring from home or buy from the gas station near the airport.
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