More airline fees - JetBlue to charge for pillows and blankets

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's something else you'll have to pay for that you used to get for free during an airline flight.

JetBlue says it's now charging customers for pillows and blankets.

The airline says it's doing away with the recycled blankets and pillows it had been using. Instead, passengers will be able to get what the airline calls an "eco-friendly" travel blanket and pillow for $7 on flights longer than two hours.

They come with a $5 coupon to home furnishings retailer Bed Bath and Beyond.

Last month, JetBlue said it expects to collect about 40 million dollars from customers buying seats with extra leg room this year.

The airline's $15 fee for a second checked bag is expected to mean about 20 million dollars in additional revenue.

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