In August 2008, as the airlines' financial woes were mounting, US Airways tampered with one of the most inviolate airline freebies: the struggling airline started charging not just for food but even for coffee, soft drinks and juices. The outcry, however, forced the airline to back down, and no others have followed. Still, don't get too comfortable over those free Sprites.
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