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22 Feb 2009 22:51


Biz: A charge too far: US Airways stops charging for drinks

  • $1 for coffee, $2 for soda or water? The airline, in a desire to cut costs and bring in new sources of revenue to fend off bankruptcy, did things that other airlines did – charge for checked baggage, premium seats and using frequent-flier miles to book tickets. But charging for a soda seemed a bit much to most people, so in a memo to employees, CEO W. Douglas Parker said they would back off of the policy starting March 1. Kudos to them for realizing that there’s a limit to nickel-and-diming customers. source

25 Jan 2009 10:37


U.S.: “Sully” stays humble even after plane crash heroics

  • It was circumstances that put this experienced crew (in charge) of that plane on that particular day. We were simply doing the jobs we were trained to do.
  • Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger • the heroic pilot of the US Airways flight that crashed into the Hudson River in New York City earlier this month; everyone survived largely because of his heroics. Sullenberger was honored in his hometown of Danville, Calif. yesterday. • source