US Airways To Charge For Blankets, Pillows

Travelers on US Airways will have to pay $7 for pillows and blankets. Beginning next week, the airline will begin charging for what it calls a "Power-Nap Sack." The kit includes a blanket, neck pillow, eye shades, foam ear plugs and a $10-off coupon for items in the SkyMall catalog.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And our last word in business is about another fee taking off in the airline industry. U.S. Airways will soon stop giving out free blankets and pillows. So our last word is bundle up, or pay $7 for a Power-Nap Sack. That's what U.S. Airways is calling the new draw-string kit that will include a 3x5 fleece blanket, inflatable neck pillow, eye-shades and foam ear plugs - which, all-in-all, isn't such a bad deal. I mean, you can use it on your next trip, although it's interesting to know that U.S. Airways last year did make a $100 million from fees on things like checked bags, soft drinks and bottled water. And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

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