JetBlue Adds $7 Fee for Pillow and Blanket

Latest extra charge to hit travelers
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2008 2:04 AM CDT
Pillow and blanket? That will be $7, please.   (AP Photo/Lou Martins, file)
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(Newser) – JetBlue has begun charging passengers $7 for pillows and blankets, Newsday reports. Flyers can keep the items, but there's no guarantee they will be available. It's the latest in a litany of extra charges facing passengers as carriers deal with soaring fuel costs. "This nickel-and-dime stuff doesn't work," said a spokesman for a consumer group. "A lot of people view this as harassment."