They'll take to the aisles during some UK routes, turning a quick trip into amateur hour.
Airlines that still offer them often make passengers jump through hoops to qualify. And the discount can be meager.
Coast-to-coast routes can generate huge profits, and carriers are rolling out the perks to attract high-paying passengers.
While not all are created equal and some are still better than others, the industry as a whole can slow.
The scrappy upstart airline has struggled lately, and some analysts question the wisdom of sacrificing coach capacity for more expensive options.
The passenger reacted badly to huge penalties for overweight luggage, sparking a security scare at 2 airports.
Europe's largest low-cost carrier says it's easing up on speed to cut down on sky-high fuel costs.
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