Monday, August 4, 2008

JetBlue pillow talk: "That will be $7.00 please"

JetBlue has announced that they will now charge $7.00 for the pillow and blanket.

I say: "No problem." If that's what it takes to help JetBlue act like a real airline, so be it. They are in business to make a profit and if this helps, well then bless them.

By the way, according to the press release, the new pillow "... features an advanced technology called MicronOne, a fabric that blocks all micro-toxins larger than one micron in size, such as dust mites, mold spores, pollen and pet dander. Using this technology, the airline's new in-flight pillow and blanket kit provides peace-of-mind and allows the health-conscious traveler to rest easier in flight."

Um - does that mean the old ones were basically large sachets filled with bugs, fungus and dried dog skin? Just curious, JetBlue.

The press release also says: "On JetBlue's overnight flights from the West, customers are enticed to sleep with the airline's signature Shut-Eye Service, which includes a complimentary Snooze Kit containing an eyeshade and ear plugs."

I ask: "Can I use the pillow, blankets and eye-shades to set up camp in the airport during the three days I have to live there when JetBlue fails to deliver what I paid for - a ride home?"

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