US Airways Reverses Fee, Sodas Free!

US Airways has reversed course and decided that it will no longer charge you for some soda-pop in a cup with ice.

The airline had started charging $1-$2 per drink in coach in 2008. The change was announced in an email CEO Doug Parker blasted to employees, noting that the fee, which was not matched by other carriers, had become a distraction for the airline’s image. He praised the company, however, for trying an “innovative” measure and noted how the fee had reduced the the length of lines to use the bathrooms.

US Airways reverses soda stance: won’t charge [AP]
Free drinks from US Airways [Charlotte Observer] (Photos: jayRaz) (Thanks to Redwoodflyer!)

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