Starting today, August 1, 2008, coach passengers on US AIRWAYS will have to pay for all beverages – including water. Free drinks will still be available for First class fliers, trans-Atlantic passengers, and those flying on US AIRWAYS Shuttle Flights.
According to airline spokesperson, Michelle Mohr, there’s one more category of travelers exempt from this fee: unaccompanied minors.
Kids traveling alone, whose parents or guardians have paid the extra $100-per-segment service fee, will continue to receive complimentary water, soft drinks and, I suspect, milk.
So be nice to that kid on the plane. Maybe they’ll slip you a soda.