US Airways announced its Choice Seats program where passengers can pay $5 to get an aisle or window seat in the first few rows of coach.
But that is nothing compared to the changes US Airways’ CEO say are coming down the ol’ pike. You can read Douglas Parker’s note to his employees here, but it suggests that if DL/NW goes through, they will have to merge with someone (they suggest United or American) to survive at all. And as I’ve discussed here before, the US Airways – America West merger still isn’t finished, so combining that airline with another would be a mess.
It’s going to get so much worse before it gets better in this industry. And it’s going to get much, much worse for passengers.