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JetBlue to start charging for pillows. blankets

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  August 4, 2008 11:39 AM

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What next, you ask?
JetBlue says it will start charging for blankets and pillows. The discount carrier plans to stop giving out recycled blankets and pillows, and will instead sell an "eco-friendly'' travel blanket and pillow for $7 on flights longer than two hours.
But the news is not all bad: The kit will come with a $5 coupon to Bed Bath & Beyond. (Somebody say, Wa-Hoo!)
The blanket and pillow deal is just the latest in a string of a la carte items airlines have started charging for to help offset the soaring price of jet fuel.
Another nick in this death by a thousand cuts.


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2 comments so far...
  1. Toilet paper is next!

    Posted by Eco Bull August 4, 08 01:49 PM
  1. In the near future, airlines will start to charge for the restroom usage. About $5 per visit to the restroom? - Doesn't sound that bad...

    Posted by Will Freeman August 4, 08 02:03 PM
 
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