jetblue_8-6-08-thumb-300x225At first thinking of paying $7 for that itchy, too small blanket and a lumpy pillow that has had who knows how many heads on it seemed like a bad deal. However you will get a higher quality pillow and blanket (says JetBlue) and you will be able to keep it.

Yes, it seems as though it is another ploy to bring in more money (I just hope they don’t lower the cabin temperature to bring up sales) even though they sell it as trying to provide an “upgrade” for customers.

Even though these sorts of things might seem silly for customers, it is working. JetBlue plans to bring in about $60million from customers willing to pay for some of these extras. So really who can blame the airlines if this stuff is working?

THANKS JENNY FOR THE TIP!

Source: WSJ Post Image: spakletoe

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER - SEATTLE, WA. David has written, consulted, and presented on multiple topics relating to airlines and travel since 2008. He has been quoted and written for a number of news organizations, including BBC, CNN, NBC News, Bloomberg, and others. He is passionate about sharing the complexities, the benefits, and the fun stuff of the airline business. Email me: [email protected]

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