These days, when you fly the friendly skies, you're likely to hear the hungry sighs. Cash-starved airlines have drastically cut back on food service, causing famished flyers to scrounge around in their seat cracks for fallen peanuts.
Leave it to America West Airlines
Although some are skeptical about the idea, let's face it... when you're hungry, you'll pay for food.
Making people pony up for critical services is a stunningly simple way to increase cash flow, and our crack TMF research team has infiltrated the boardrooms of other airlines that are brewing up plans of their own. Here's what we found out:
Not to be outdone, JetBlue
Passengers boarding United Airlines
Finally, according to humorist Dave Barry (an honorary member of our research team), some carriers have found a way to mitigate their biggest expense: fuel costs. "Pilots will periodically turn off the engines during flight and coast for what an airline spokesperson describes as 'a reasonable distance.' The spokesperson stresses that this procedure 'is perfectly safe' and will be used 'only over soft terrain.'"