Passengers no soft touch for hidden charges
26 January 2009 08:03
Holidaymakers are set to be furious at the news that budget airliners are to start charging for pillows.
With many budget carriers already charging for meals, beverages and baggage, the hidden charge for a good night's sleep is set to give many passengers nightmares.
JetBlue is the first airliner to start charging for pillows, but the man behind an innovative new portable flight pillow believes it will not be long before the trend catches on.
Tim Williams, inventor of the Jetsleeper, said: "It's shocking that some airlines are starting to charge for pillows.
"JetBlue is the first airline to start charging for pillows, but the way the industry is headed, it won't be long before others follow suit."
Mr Williams added that sleeping with a poor posture can lead to a stiff neck and various muscular complaints.
Research by American Express earlier this month discovered that a quarter of Brits would consider not taking out travel insurance in a bid to beat the credit crunch.