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    Airlines to start charging for more items

    US Airways is going to start charging when passengers request a drink of water. Tea, coffee, and sodas also will no longer be free.

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    RickSeaney.com » US Airways Begins $2 Water Charge and “Yours Truly” is On-the-Scene


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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    This is getting completely out of control...


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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    A friend of mine says she was charged for all luggage except carry-ons. (I told her to layer up with about 4 sets of clothes to avoid the suitcase)



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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrick View Post
    A friend of mine says she was charged for all luggage except carry-ons. (I told her to layer up with about 4 sets of clothes to avoid the suitcase)
    I would actually prefer they charge people for larger carry-ons. Those are so annoying.



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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I would actually prefer they charge people for larger carry-ons. Those are so annoying.
    The airlines are to blame for that. Charging $25 per bag to check, people are going to start bringing more than one carry on and it's going to be as big as they can possibly get it.


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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrick View Post
    A friend of mine says she was charged for all luggage except carry-ons. (I told her to layer up with about 4 sets of clothes to avoid the suitcase)
    Then she'll get charged for grabbing a drink of water cause she'll be so damn hot.

    This reminds me of that commercial where everything that guy does on the flight he has to pay a quarter for. When he opens the overhead he has to put a quarter in...when he goes to pull down the tray in front of him he has to put money in lol



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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    Sitting in Ohare right now. Had to book a last minute flight to Columbus. Got a good deal out of Cedar Rapids, then got hit for $15/bag for the first bag. Not a major issue, just annoying.



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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    The one airline that is bucking the trend is Alaska Airlines. Three 50 pound pieces of luggage are still permitted for intrastate travel within Alaska. On the other hand, intrastate air travel in Alaska is more pricey than traveling coast to coast in the lower 48.


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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    I remember the first time I paid for a bottle of water. I was ****** because it was tiny and cost me 2 Euros... but I was far to uh, dehydrated and tired to argue... I did need the water that morning...

    It was my first experience with a discount carrier though... I learned after that


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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    The airlines are to blame for that. Charging $25 per bag to check, people are going to start bringing more than one carry on and it's going to be as big as they can possibly get it.
    People have been carrying on larger and larger bags for years. They think that if it has one of those little pull out handles, then it is a carry on.



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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I would actually prefer they charge people for larger carry-ons. Those are so annoying.
    Agreed!

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    Re: Airlines to start charging for more items

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    People have been carrying on larger and larger bags for years. They think that if it has one of those little pull out handles, then it is a carry on.
    Hey, if it fits in the little "test rack" at the ticket counter, it is a carry-on. I've been using one of those as my only luggage item since well before they started charging for checked baggage.

    What ticks me off are the people who put multiple items in the overhead bin, like a bag, coat, etc, etc, and what ticks me off even more are the people who stop and put their bag in the bins near the front of the plane, even though their seat is in the back just so their bag is waiting for them at the front when the barge past everyone to get off the plane first. Like they're the only one who has a connecting flight. Air travel really seems to bring out the worst in people.



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