Elite Status for Tewwowists Would Mean WAIVING These Fees…

In light of recent increases in checked baggage fees, I found this bit from the Onion rather funny:

With holiday traffic down almost 4 percent compared to last year and business continuing to decline, US Airways announced Monday that it would allow VIP customers to bring bombs on board its flights for a one-time $100 million fee. “At US Airways, we want to show the world that we’re willing to go the distance for customers our competitors repeatedly ignore,” a press release read in part. “Your enrollment fee grants you full access to our prestigious Bomber’s Club at participating airports, early boarding with choice of seat, the option to bring aboard knives and guns for a small additional surcharge, and allowance for an extra carry-on, which can of course be used for your bomb.” The airline noted that an additional $50 million dollar deposit was required and would not be refunded in the event of a detonation.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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