The Washington Times - February 6, 2009, 07:02AM

US Airways this month will begin charging passengers an extra $7 for a blanket and pillow, the AP is reporting.

Jet Blue announced a similar plan last summer, when cash-strapped airlines began charging passengers for amenities that had been free.


A US Airways marketing official said the new charges are part of the “pay for what you use” policy the airline began implementing last year.

Other in-flight amenities and charges:

Seat cushion: $10

Armrest: $10 (Must be purchased in conjunction with seat cushion.)

Tray table: $5.50

Bathroom: $3 entry fee; $2.50 per flush (After three flushes, we call your bank.)

Air: $15 per hour of flight

Seat belt: What’s it worth to you?

In the event of an emergency landing, will they charge you for your life vest before or after the crash?  I’m thinking before.