Would you pay extra for a preferred seat?

 

US AirwaysI know there’s been a lot of hoo-hah recently about airlines charging extra for preferred seating, with US Airways being the latest to say that preferred aisle and window seating in the front of its economy cabins will cost an extra $5 (unless you’re a Dividend Miles Preferred member).   But isn’t it just inevitable that, as customers become more and more pre-occupied with getting cheap flights, the airlines will continue to turn to charge for meals, baggage, headphones, premium seating and anything else that they can think of to generate additional revenue?   What’s your take on it all? Would you pay extra for a preferred seat?

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  1. Debbie Baker says:

    Well, as usual, the airlines have us right where they want us. Seems that if you don’t want the dreaded middle seat you are going to cough up the dollars. Because I travel SO much for work I suppose I would pay it for flights over 2 hours. I figure I can put up with most anything that long.

  2. irene says:

    The price you pay for the flight is now never the final price – with all these added extras travellers are just getting fed up coughing up more cash for their trip. What happened to one price and everything is included – no added extras!!!!!!!!

  3. Yes I think you’ll just keep paying more and more. It’s a little deceiving b/c they lower the prices so much, but then they make it all up with the extra fees.

  4. Kay says:

    Yes, we just did. We paid extra for the seats immediately behind the emergency exit because the folks in these seats can’t recline their seat back into your lap and take up any of your already limited space. Well worth it IMO, I’d do the same again.

  5. Margareta says:

    So tired of all the extra charges. Will they just go back to one all-inclusive fare. It’s ridiculous that when shopping for fares you need a calculator to add up all the extra charges in the form of baggage, preferred seating, add a snack, headphones, etc. Crazy.

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