Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snoozing at 20,000 feet is now gonna cost you...

Come sleep the friendly skies!

Comparing costs among a few airlines

American Airlines:  The airline will charge $8 for a pillow and blanket in coach class for domestic trips and some international flights longer than two hours, beginning May 1.  The airline will sell a blue fleece blanket with an inflatable neck pillow in a clear zippered pouch, and will throw in coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase at Bed, Bath and Beyond

US Airways:  US Airways says it will start charging passengers $7 for a pillow and blanket on Feb 16.  US Airways' Power-Nap Sack (don't you just love the name?) includes a fleece blanket, inflatable neck pillow, eye shades, and foam ear plugs. It all comes in a bag embroidered with the US Airways logo.  The sack also includes a coupon for $10 off any SkyMall item.

Jetblue:  This airline has been charging for pillow and blanket sets on flights of two hours or longer. The $7 sets, which passengers can keep and reuse, include a 10-by-12 inch pillow, a fleece blanket and a $5 coupon for Bed Bath & Beyond.

Southwest Airlines:  FREE pillows!   Once again, Southwest ROCKS.

Readers, what do you think about this? Is it a ripoff, or is it better to spend $7-8 and avoid those dodgy reused pillows and blankets?   Personally, I don't mind so much...


  1. I think I'd rather pay then worry if the last guy to use my pillow had lice or some skin disease. I've seen the people who ask for pillows, and I sure as heck don't want to be the person following them.

  2. Good point Yvette, plus you get to keep the purchaed pillow/blanket, so really is this a bad deal?

    Also, they give you coupons too! Thanks for the comment.



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