Dear US Airways,
I am horrified by your new beverage policy. Charge for cokes if you must, but NOT water. In-flight embolisms kill more people than plane crashes, as you well know. Encouraging folks to dehydrate is flat-out dangerous. I will not be flying US Airways again until this policy changes, nor will I, as a travel writer, endorse your services.
I am not alone in my sentiments. Comments overheard: "$40 for bags each way and $2 for a fifty-cent can of pop? I'm flying another carrier from here out"; "a $9 rum and coke should come with a view of the Manhattan skyline" and my favorite: "I'm gonna hide this pillow before someone charges me for it."
Just raise the darn prices instead of holding our health and tempers hostage already.