US Airways to charge extra for some window and aisle seats

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- US Airways says it will begin charging passengers extra for an aisle or window seat on some of its planes.

President Scott Kirby told employees Wednesday in a letter that the carrier needs to find ways to offset high fuel costs that are plaguing the industry.

The new Choice Seats program, which begins May 7, will charge passengers $5 per flight for an aisle or window seat in the first several rows in coach.

Passengers will be able to buy the seats on the Web for all US Airways-operated flights except the US Airways Shuttle and Colgan-operated Saab 340 aircraft.

Dividend Miles Preferred members will be offered the Choice Seats program for free.

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