US Airways Will Resume Free Soda Service

US Airways is reversing its soda decision. The airline will no longer charge for soft drinks and coffee served to passengers. It was the only carrier to charge for nonalcoholic beverages. The free drink service will resume in March. Passengers will still have to pay for alchoholic beverages.

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If you're one of the passengers who refused to pay for drinks in-flight, you won. Thirsty as you may have been, you outlasted U.S. Airways. The airline gave up charging money for soft drinks and coffee. It was the only airline to charge for nonalcoholic drinks. Passengers of various airlines still have to pay extra fees for checked bags or pillows or leg room, but water is once again on the house.

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