America West will

America West will test charging for food on selected flights out of Phoenix that normally don’t serve food. Priced from $3 to $10, the choices will range from a snack box with Rondele cheese, Wheat Thins crackers, nuts, teriyaki beef jerky and cookies to Chicken Kiev. It’s unclear how the airline will compete successfully with airport vendors — both in price and quality — but it’s an interesting experiment.

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