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Tired, Cold While 30,000 Feet in the Air? Fork over the Cash
Would you Pay $7 for a pillow on a plane?
-Julie Ryan Evans
First they take away the meals, then the peanuts. Next to go were the free sodas, and now there’s even a charge to bring luggage on your trip. So what’s next from airlines seeking to cope with rising fuel costs? In the case of Jet Blue, it’s apparently the free pillows and blankets that are history. From now on if you’re tired or chilly, you’ll need to fork over $7 for the pair of niceties.
And while the free ones really kind of grossed me out, because you never know who could have been using them before you, at least you could pretend they recycled them after every use. And, as freezing cold as I typically am on planes, I often could care less where that blanket has been–just give it to me so I can stop shivering…because since they bumped up the cost of cocktails I can’t afford enough booze to warm me up.
So now I wonder, will the planes get even colder to entice more blanket buyers?…
Tell us: Would you pay $7 for a pillow and blanket on a plane?