Extra Airline Fees Take Off
In one of my very first postings on this blog, I included a prediction by airline expert Terry Trippler: Just as we now pay extra for services that were once free (gift-wrapped purchases, furniture delivery, gas pumped by an attendant), Tripper said we will soon be paying added fees for what we now consider part of the standard air fare. Among other things, Trippler said airlines would start charging extra for advanced seat assignments, especially desirable ones that have more room, such as aisle seats on an emergency row or bulkhead.
Well, it's less than three months later and Trippler's prediction has come true. Northwest Airlines is charging $15 for aisle and exit-row seats. It's a test program for 5 percent of the seats on a flight. Needless to say, a lot of passengers aren't happy. Read more in Keith Alexander's Business Class column.
March 21, 2006; 11:54 AM ET
Previous: The Growing Baby Video Market | Next: States Halt Time's Automatic Subscription Renewals
Please email us to report offensive comments.
Posted by: Tony | March 21, 2006 1:11 PM
Posted by: nlw | March 21, 2006 1:40 PM
Posted by: Kevin | March 21, 2006 2:01 PM
Posted by: Scott | March 21, 2006 2:12 PM
Posted by: Sally | March 21, 2006 2:45 PM
Posted by: Michelle | March 21, 2006 3:53 PM
Posted by: jj | March 21, 2006 4:17 PM
Posted by: andrew | March 21, 2006 4:49 PM
Posted by: PTT | March 21, 2006 7:37 PM
Posted by: NA | March 21, 2006 9:16 PM
Posted by: Willing to pay for a little extra comfort | March 22, 2006 12:43 PM
Posted by: jim | March 22, 2006 1:25 PM
Posted by: h3 | March 22, 2006 3:44 PM
Posted by: no screaming babies | March 22, 2006 4:43 PM
Posted by: Midwest | March 23, 2006 3:59 PM
Posted by: Suse | July 25, 2006 5:18 AM
The comments to this entry are closed.